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Safer Paints, Cleaning and Other Chemical Products

Smarter Solutions For A Better Environment

Clean air and water initiatives focus on the reduction and prevention of pollution. GSA offers a variety of green chemical products to help federal agencies meet their green purchasing and pollution prevention goals. Many of these products contain multiple environmental attributes.

The GSA product inventory includes items such as:

  • Paints;
  • Coatings;
  • Sealants;
  • Cleaners; and
  • Degreasers.

GSA continuously updates Item purchase descriptions and specifications to ensure that future items continue to offer benefits to the environment.GSA is expanding its offering of biobased products.   

The Environmental Specialty Category allows federal buyers direct access to our variety of product offerings that contain environmental attributes. This is the latest effort to assist federal customers in making "green" purchases. GSA has identified products that are less detrimental to the environment. 

GSA highlights green paints, cleaning, and other chemical products in GSAAdvantage!® by placing the following product designation next to relevant items: 

  • Biobased;
  • GreenSeal approved;
  • Green Trees – for pollution prevention items that are lead-free, CFC-free, Biodegradable,  Carcinogen-free, Chromate-free, and Hexavalent-Chromium free;
  • Nontoxic;
  • National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) compliant;
  • California South Coast Air Quality Management District compliant;
  • EPA Significant New Alternatives Program approved; and
  • EPA Environmental Technology Verification approved.

For most of these products, vendors denote whether the product meets the specifications, and determine which symbols to display. GSA contracting specialists and industrial operations analysts do quality assurance checks. If there is a question about a particular designation, customers should contact the Schedule vendor for confirmation prior to placing an order.

When customers buy these products from GSA, they are meeting federal procurement requirements established by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 23.7Executive Order 13514 and Executive Order 13423.


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