Attachment to ASL 98-04

Buy Recycled Procurement Policy

Purpose
General Policy
AB 11 Recycled Content Product Buying Goals
Authority
Purchase Restrictions, Specifications and Bid Solicitations
Monitoring and Annual Report
Procurement and Source Reduction Examples
Recycled Product Price Preference
 


Buy Recycled Procurement Policy

PURPOSE

GENERAL POLICY

 

AB 11 RECYCLED CONTENT PRODUCT BUYING GOALS

 

 

1996 GOAL

1997

1998

Paper Products 40% of $ spent 50% of $ spent 50%
Fine Printing and Writing Paper 15% of reams bought 25% of reams bought 25%
Overall Purchase Goals N/A 20% of $ spent 30%

AUTHORITY

PURCHASE RESTRICTIONS, SPECIFICATIONS AND BID SOLICITATIONS

MONITORING AND ANNUAL REPORT

PROCUREMENT AND SOURCE REDUCTION EXAMPLES

RECYCLED PRODUCT PRICE PREFERENCE

Preference

Percentage

Product

Minimum

Content

Purchasing Goals

Sunset

5

Tire derived rubber product

(50 PC)

20% in 1997
30% in 1998

None

5

Refined automotive lubricants

(70)

20% in 1997
30% in 1998

01/01/1997

5

Recycled solvents

(70)

20% in 1997
30% in 1998

01/01/1997

5

Paper janitorial supplies

(50)

40% in 1997
50% in 1998

01/01/2001

10

Paper, fine printing & writing, sold in reams

(20PC)*

15% of reams in 1997
25% of reams in 1998

01/01/2001

10

Paper, non-janitorial, not sold in reams, excluding newsprint

(50)

40% in 1997
50% in 1998

01/01/2001

10

Plastic products excluding trash bags & rigid plastic containers

(50)

20% in 1997
30% in 1998

01/01/2001

0

Glass products

(10)

20% in 1997
30% in 1998

01/01/2001

The data in parentheses refers to required minimum recycled content a product must contain in order to qualify as a recycled product in each category and/or qualify for a price preference if available.

(50PC) means that the product must contain a minimum of 50 percent postconsumer material.

*PC means postconsumer material, defined in statute as a finished material which would normally be disposed of as a solid waste, having completed its life cycle as a consumer item.  For example, empty soda bottles, returned to the recycler after people have drunk the contents, are postconsumer material.

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