San Francisco Environment Code Chapter 5, Sec. 509: Non-PVC Plastics

This ordinance bans the purchase or use of products that contain polyvinyl chloride (PVC) by city departments when non-chlorinated plastic alternatives are available.  For alternatives to PVC: PVC Alternatives

San Francisco Environment Code Chapter 8: Tropical Hardwood and Virgin Redwood Ban

The City and County of San Francisco recognizes the impacts made on our planet by purchasing and using tropical hardwood and virgin redwood products in building construction and renovation. This ordinance prohibits the city from purchasing and using wood from tropical rainforests and virgin redwood products so as to maintain biodiversity, historical significance and ecological stability.