Why Choose a Biobased Product?
By choosing a biobased product, the consumer can be assured , in instances where certification is available, that the National and International 3rd party certification testing facilities stand behind the accuracy of the percent of biobased ingredients as stated on the label. The USDA has established the least biobased content standards for many product categories. A product must meet or exceed the least biobased content percentage in its given group to qualify for certification. Products belonging in categories for which minimum biobased content requirements have not yet been established must contain at least 25% biobased content.
What is a Biobased Product USDA Seal
Biobased products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials. these products offer an alternative to conventional petroleum-derived products and include a diverse range of offerings such as lubricants, detergents, inks, fertilizers, and bioplastics. For the purposes of the bio-preferred program, biobased products do not include food, animal feed, or biofuels.
TRULY COMPOSTABLE PLASTIC:
EN 13432 TUV OK COMPOST INDUSTRIAL
OK compost industrial label is guaranteed as biodegradable in an industrial composting plant. this applies to all components, inks, and additives. The sole reference point for the certification program is the harmonized en 13432: 2000 standard: in any event, any product featuring the ok compost logo complies with the requirements of the EU packaging directive (94/62/EEC).
TUV OK COMPOST HOME
Owing to the comparatively smaller volume of waste involved, the temperature in a garden compost heap is clearly lower and less constant than in an industrial composting environment. This is why composting in the garden is a more difficult, slower-paced process. tüv Austria’s innovative answer to this challenge was to develop OK Compost Home to guarantee complete biodegradability in the light of specific requirements, even in your garden compost heap.
*For those products that are allowed to feature the mark or logo the following determinations apply in addition: the use of the conformity mark (logo) is allowed on noncertified packaging in case its complete content is certified. in this case, it must be clearly communicated near the logo that the logo on the packaging only concerns the packed product, not the packaging.*