Examples from the CPG List of Designated Products
Consolidated paint consists of postconsumer latex paint with
Building Insulation Thermal insulation made from recovered
similar characteristics (e.g., type, color family, and finish) that
materials is available in several forms including rolls, loose-fill,
is consolidated at the point of collection. Consolidated paint is
and spray foam. Insulation can include a range of recovered
typically used for exterior applications or as an undercoat.
materials such as glass, slag, paper fiber, and plastics.
Carpet Recycled-content polyester carpet is available for
Structural Fiberboard and Laminated Paperboard Structural
light- and moderate-wear applications. Recycled fiber poly-
fiberboard is a panel made from wood, cane, or paper fibers
ester carpet is manufactured from PET recovered soda bottles.
matted together which is used for sheathing, structural, and
insulating purposes. Laminated paperboard is made from one
or more plies of kraft paper bonded together and is used for
Carpet Cushion Carpet cushion, also known as carpet underlay,
decorative, structural, or insulating purposes. Examples of
is padding placed beneath carpet. Carpet cushions made from
these products include building board, insulating formboard,
bonded urethane, jute, synthetic fiber, and rubber can be made
sheathing, and acoustical and non-acoustical ceiling tile.
from recovered materials.
Floor Tiles and Patio Blocks Floor tiles for heavy duty or com-
Cement and Concrete Coal fly ash and ground granulated
mercial specialty applications can contain up to 100 percent
blast furnace (GGBF) slag are recovered materials that can
postconsumer rubber. Floor tiles containing 90 to 100 percent
be used as ingredients in cement or concrete. Coal fly ash is
recovered plastic are also readily available. Patio blocks made
a byproduct of coal burning at electric utility plants. Slag is
from 90 to 100 percent recovered plastic and 90 to 100 percent
a byproduct of iron blast furnaces. The slag is ground into
postconsumer rubber are used for walkways and trails.
granules finer than Portland cement and can be used as an
ingredient in concrete. The level of coal fly ash in concrete
typically ranges from 15 to 35 percent of total cementitious
Shower and Restroom Dividers / Partitions Shower and
material, but can reach 70 percent for use in massive walls
restroom dividers/partitions are made of 20 to 100 percent
and girders. The level of GGBF slag usually ranges from 25 to
recovered plastic or steel. They are used to separate indi-
vidual shower, toilet, and urinal compartments in commercial
and institutional facilities.
Reprocessed and Consolidated Latex Paints For Specified Uses
Reprocessed paint is postconsumer latex paint that has been
Signage Signs made from recovered materials are used
sorted by a variety of characteristics including type (i.e., interior
inside and outside of office buildings and other public places.
or exterior), light and dark colors, and finish (e.g., high-gloss
EPA's designation pertains to plastic signs used for nonroad
versus flat). Reprocessed paint is available in various colors
applications and covers any associated plastic or steel
and is suitable for both interior and exterior applications.
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Revised March 2005 PBS-P100