Guide to NYSPSP Icons

OGS Approved

OGS Approved icon: Identifies products that are OGS Preferred Source Approved.


Biobased Icon:  Identifies products made using renewable, domestic agricultural materials.


Biodegradable Icon:  Identifies products designed to compost quickly, completely, and safely, without leaving residues.

BPA Free

BPA Free Icon:  Identifies products free of Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical linked to adverse health effects in humans.

ECOLOGO Certified

ECOLOGO Certified Icon:  Identifies products, services, and packaging certified as having reduced environmental impact.

Environmentally Preferable Products (EP)

Environmentally Prefereable Products Icon:  Identifies products with a lessened or reduced effect on human health and the environment.

Environmentally Friendly Packaging (EFP)

Environmentally Friendly Packaging Icon:  Identifies products with packaging made using recycled content.

EPA Safer Choice

EPA Safer Choice Icon:  Identifies products meeting recommended minimum recycled content levels for post-consumer and/or total recovered materials as determined by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines ("CPG".)

Green Leaf Icon

Green Leaf Icon:  Identifies products that have one or more of the following attributes:  AgiON, Anti-Microbial, Compostable, Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) and Processed Chlorine Free (PCF).  These environmental attributes make the product less harmful to the environment or humans, when compared to traditional counterparts.


Forest Stewardship Council Icon:  Identifies the use of forest products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from responsibly harvested and verified sources.


Low VOC Icon:  Identifies products containing low volatile organic compounds.

Made in U.S.A.

Made in U.S.A. Icon:  Identifies products made in the U.S.A.


PRIME Icon:  Identifies products that comply with the Plastics Removal in the Marine Environment (PRIME) program.


Recylable Icon:  Identifies products made from or containing recycled materials.

USDA Biobased FP (Federal Procurement Preference)

USDA Biobased FP Icon:  Identifies certified biobased products that carry the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label and are also designated for mandatory federal purchase as part of the BioPreferred® Program.

USDA Biobased

USDA Biobased Icon:  Identifies certified biobased products that carry the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label, but are not currently identified for preferred federal purchase.