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Sustainable Marketplace: Greener Products and Services

WASTEBASKET LINERS (24" x 33" or smaller)

EPA recommends the following private sector standards/ecolabels be used when purchasing wastebasket liners (24" x 33" or smaller). All federal ecolabel program(s) and statutory requirement(s) that apply to this product category are also listed below. If you are a U.S. federal government employee who would like free access to one of the private sector standards or ecolabels recommended by EPA, please email the EPP Program (

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Recommended Private Sector Standards/Ecolabels

Agencies can use:

Ecologo/UL 126 Standard for Sustainability for Plastic Film Products3

EcologoAccess standard.

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Biodegradable Products Institute certified compostable (provided composting available)2

BPI LogoAccess standard.

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Requires 25% post-consumer recycled content for packaging and 20-25% for plastic film products.

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Federal Ecolabel Program

Agencies can use:

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BioPreferred® Program – USDA Certified Biobased

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Statutory Requirements

Products shall meet these statutory requirements:

Fp logoBioPreferred® Program – Federal Purchasing


When BioPreferred and CPG are both required, the agency shall purchase the item that meets the CPG requirements (per FAR 23.405 Procedures (c) and Farm Security and Rural Investment Act, Section 9002 (b)).

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Inclusion in the Recommendations is not an endorsement by EPA of the standards/ecolabels or of any of the products conformant to these standards/ecolabels, but rather a statement that the standard/ecolabel meets either EPA’s Guidelines or is recommended for use by another Federal agency.