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Janitorial Paper

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The State buys a wide range of janitorial paper products such as sanitary tissue, paper towels, and toilet seat covers. The key environmental consideration for janitorial paper is the utilization of post consumer recycled content in tissue composition. Utilizing post consumer recycled content diverts potential paper waste from landfills.

Green Contracts

Currently there is not a Green Statewide Commodity Contract for this commodity.

To assist state departments with the identification of Environmentally Preferable (EPP) products that meet EPP criteria, the DGS EPP program has developed DGS Purchasing Standard(s). Use a DGS Purchasing Standard to buy green. The DGS Purchasing Standards are available below.

DGS Purchasing Standards

DGS Purchasing Standards provide the minimum criteria purchases must meet to be considered Environmentally Preferable (EPP), aka “green”, by the State of California. They establish a mechanism for incorporating performance and environmental requirements that meet the state’s environmentally preferable goals, into procurement and policy.

The State of California may offer purchasing mechanisms for these commodities. Ordering departments must adhere to all applicable laws, regulations and policies. These purchasing mechanisms may contain items that the supplier has identified as "green" in their catalog. Items may only qualify as green when purchased by the State of California if they adhere to the applicable DGS Purchasing Standard or other established EPP criteria. The applicable DGS Purchasing Standard is listed above. 

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