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? 

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.

*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.*