Saturday, January 22, 2011

U.S. Launches Official Label for Bio-based Products

Products made with renewable materials in the U.S. now have a label they can carry to show their bio-based content. A new program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture allows companies to certify how much bio-based content their products and packaging have, and show that on a special label.

The voluntary labeling program is an extension of the department's BioPreferred program, which previously focused just on highlighting bio-based products for preferential government purchasing. The BioPreferred program has so far identified 5,100 bio-based products for preferential purchasing, and the addition of the label program is expected to make it easier for federal buyers to seek out bio-based goods.

Source: GreenBiz

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