Information, resources, and examples for the SABRC category, printer and writing products.

Minimum Content Requirement

  • Minimum content requirement: 30 percent postconsumer (PCC section 12209(b)).
  • At least 75 percent of the total dollars spent within this category must be used to procure products(s) meeting the 30 percent postconsumer requirement. 
  • For statutes specifically pertaining to printing and writing paper, refer to the Statutes Pertaining to the State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign web page.
  • Please see the SABRC section on the State Agency’s Laws and Regulation web page for legislation related to SABRC.


Printer and Writing Paper

Example Printing and Writing Paper Categories

Printing and writing paper examples include but are not limited to: 

  • Copy
  • Xerographic
  • Watermark
  • Cotton fiber
  • Offset
  • Forms
  • Computer printouts
  • White wove envelopes
  • Manila envelopes
  • Uncoated writing papers
  • Note pads
  • Writing tables
  • Newsprint
  • Posters
  • Index cards
  • Calendars
  • Brochures
  • Reports
  • Magazines
  • Publications
  • Book paper

Note: For reused or refurbished products, there is no minimum content requirement. (PCC 12209 (l))

California Printing and Writing Paper Manufacturers*

* Identification of individuals, companies, and products on this list does not constitute endorsement by CalRecycle. CalRecycle publishes this information to increase public awareness and to build markets for recycled content products. This list is not comprehensive.

Resources & Guidelines

State Agency Procurement

State Contract for Recycled Paper Procurement

State Administrative Manual (SAM) for paper (1930.10)

Other Reportable SABRC product categories: