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Listed under the headings below are links to information about specific products that were manufactured using recycled materials. In each listing, the type of product is listed first, the manufacturer is listed in Italics and the symbols at the end of the line indicate the amount and type of recycled material in that product.

Dampproofing and Waterproofing (07100)

Traffic Coatings 07180

Thermal Protection (07200)

Building Insulation 07210

Batts

Boards

Foam

Loose Fill

Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems 07240

Shingles, Roof Tiles and Roof Covering 07300

Shingles 07310

Roof Tiles 07320

Roofing and Siding Panels 07400

Siding 07460

Membrane Roofing (07500)

Flashing and Sheetmetal (07600)

Roof Specialities and Accessories (07700)

Prefabricated Roof Specialties 07710

Roof Accessories 07720

Fire and Smoke Protection (07800)

Applied Fireproofing 07812

Joint Sealers (07900)

Sealants, Caulking and Seals 07915

Key to Recycled Product Codes
The recycled product code symbols used on this web site are based, in part, on Recycled Content Certification Standards established by Scientific Certification Systems and manufacturers' information. Scientific Certification Systems is a neutral, third-party environmental certification organization.

Founded in 1984, Scientific Certification Systems' mission has been to spur the private and public sectors toward more environmentally sustainable policy planning, product design, management systems and production operations.

What the Symbols Mean

Post Consumer Waste
A product or package which has been discarded by an individual, commercial enterprise, or other public or private entity after having fulfilled its intended application or use. The number inside the symbol indicates the percentage of post consumer waste in the product. If no number appears in the symbol, the amount of recycled content is not known or could not be verified.

Post Industrial Waste
A material which has been generated as a by-product of a given process which has properties significantly different than those of the original material and therefore, in its current form, cannot be recycled back through the same general process. The number inside the symbol indicates the percentage of post industrial waste in the product. If no number appears in the symbol, the amount of recycled content is not known or could not be verified.

Industrial Scrap
In contrast to post-industrial waste, industrial scrap is material which has been generated as a by-product of a given process which has properties allowing it to be recycled back through the same general process.  The number inside the symbol indicates the percentage of industrial scrap in the product. If no number appears in the symbol, the amount of recycled content is not known or could not be verified.
Pre-Consumer Materials
This category includes materials and by-products or scrap from industry that have not yet reached a consumer or business for their use. These materials are reused within the same manufacturing process. The number inside the symbol indicates the percentage of recycled content in the product. If no number appears in the symbol, the amount of recycled content is not known or could not be verified.
Recovered Materials
This classification refers to the universe of materials that count as recycled content, both pre-consumer and post-consumer. It is consistent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's definition which includes all materials produced after the initial process. If no number appears in the symbol, the amount of recycled content is not known or could not be verified.
Recycled Content (Uncertified) 
The number inside the symbol indicates the percentage of recycled content in the product. If no number appears in the symbol, the amount of recycled content is not known or could not be verified.

Green Building Materials
but with NO Recycled Content.

Product Disclaimer

Reference to trade names or specific commercial products, commodities or services listed at this web site does not represent or constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the producer of the specific commercial product, commodity or service.

The Nebraska Energy Office is not responsible and disclaims liability for any results or lack of results that may or may not accrue from the installation of any commercial product, commodity or service listed at this web site.

The Nebraska Energy Office does not warrant the achievement of any cost savings and disclaims liability for the failure to achieve any cost savings as a result of the following of any suggestions set forth herein.

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