(a) In this section, “recycled paper” means a paper product at least 80% of the total weight of which consists of the
product of a manufacturing process that:
(1) has converted a raw material into a valuable commodity; and
(2) includes a total gross content of post consumer waste of at least 80%.
(b) To the extent practicable, in procuring paper or paper products under Title 4,
Subtitle 3, Part II of this article, the Secretary of General Services shall buy or
approve for purchase only supplies that are produced from recycled paper.
(c) Of the total volume of paper that the Secretary of General Services buys, at least
90% shall be recycled paper.
(d) If recycled paper that meets the definition set forth in subsection (a) of this
section is unavailable, then for purposes of complying with the requirements of this
section, the Department of General Services may purchase recycled paper products that
at a minimum conform to the definitions set forth in the Environmental Protection
Agency guideline for federal procurement of paper and paper products containing recovered
materials (40 C.F.R., Part 247).
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