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Products for ASTM D6866 Testing: Products must have at least 30% organic carbon and be at least 20% biobased to obtain the OK Biobased logo.
OK Biobased Background: Vinçotte Requires Carbon 14 Analysis for OK Biobased Certification, OK Biobased Summary
OK Biobased Web site: www.okcompost.be/en/recognising-ok-environment-logos/ok-biobased
Braskem I’m Green overview: http://www.braskem.com/site.aspx/Im-greenTM-Polyethylene
Products for ASTM D6866 Testing: EcoLogo’s standard for hand sanitizers CCD-170 requires biobased content measurement. Under the standard, instant hand antiseptic products must be at least 73% biobased excluding the packaging or demonstrate compliance with the USDA Biopreferred Program.
CCD-170 Background: Hand Sanitizers Need Biobased Testing to Get an EcoLogo
Update: CCD-170 is now called UL 2783 Instant Hand Antiseptics
Related Topic: UL Environment’s Biobased Content Validation
Bioplastic bag manufacturers are required to have the biobased content of their products certified according to the ISO 16620-2 or CEN/TS 16640 standards. The Decree also states that the biobased content is “the percentage, expressed as a fraction of total carbon, of biobased materials contained in the bags, using the calculation method specified in the international standard in force for determining the biobased carbon content of plastics”.
Décret n° 2016-379: https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/eli/decret/2016/3/30/2016-379/jo/texte
Products for ASTM D6866 Testing: All products that are at least 50% organic and at least 20% biobased can be certified, except medical and hazardous products and fuels with fossil components. The certification scheme applies to products which are wholly or partly produced from biobased raw materials.
DIN-Geprüft Biobased Background: DIN-Geprüft Biobased – for more Sustainability
DIN CERTCO Web site: www.dincertco.de
Bioplastic bag manufacturers are required to have the biobased percentage of their products certified according to UNI CEN/TS 16640: % biobased carbon as a fraction of total carbon (now called EN 16640:2017). The law also provides for information campaigns aimed at raising consumer awareness of the environmental footprint of plastic bags and “dispute the misperception that plastic is a harmless and cheap material, helping to reduce the usage of plastic bags”.
More details on this law (Article 9-bis of Decree 91/2017) can be found here: http://documenti.camera.it/leg17/dossier/Testi/D17091b.htm
Products for ASTM D6866 Testing: Plastic products must contain biomass-derived components that can be measured using ASTM D6866
BiomassPla Background: Japan BioPlastics Association’s BiomassPla Certification for Biomass-based Plastics
JBPA Web site: http://www.jbpaweb.net/english/english.htm
Products for ASTM D6866/ISO 16620 Testing: Products required to have plant-based components e.g. clothing, household textiles, industrial textiles, office supplies, household commodities, furniture, refill containers and footwear.
JEA Web site: https://www.ecomark.jp/english/
The labeling program applies to plastic products with at least 25% biobased carbon content measured by ASTM D6866, the standard used for determining the percentage of the carbon in a plastic product that is derived from biomass versus fossil-based content.
More details on how to apply for this label can be found on the “Green Mark” website.
Products for ASTM D6866 Testing: The Federal Procurement Program accepts products that belong to USDA-established designated categories. The Voluntary Labeling Program is applicable to most biobased products as long as they comply with the required minimum biobased content level.
BioPreferred Web site: www.biopreferred.gov
Applicable Products: A wide range of products, including but not limited to, glass cleaners, general purpose cleaners, washroom cleaners, carpet cleaners, laundry detergents, graffiti removers, boat and car care, drain cleaners, personal care, and floor care and other industrial products. The Safer Choice recognition applies only to the finished product.
Participation in the Safer Choice program is voluntary. Aside from the ingredients, the program also evaluates product performance, pH and packaging. The Safer Choice Packaging Criteria (9/2014) only require 25% to be met in one of the six sustainability criteria developed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). In the Sustainable Packaging Indicators and Metrics Framework, ASTM D6866 is identified as a guide for measuring renewability of bioplastics.
Safer Choice Label website: https://www.epa.gov/saferchoice/learn-about-safer-choice-label
Products for ASTM D6866 Testing: Building materials
ICC-ES SAVE Background: Guidelines for Verification of Attributes
EG102: Evaluation Guideline for Determination of Biobased Material Content
According to EPEAT Conformity Assessment Protocols 4.2 Materials Selection Version 1.3 (March 2010) concerning declaration of renewable/biobased plastic materials content of desktop and laptop computers, thin clients, workstations and computer monitors, verification of the biobased content is determined through ASTM D6866.
Products for ASTM D6866 Testing: Plastic materials used in computers and monitors
EPEAT Web site: http://www.epeat.net/
Products for ASTM D6866 Testing: Food service ware must be at least 95% biobased to get a Bronze rating.
BioSpecs Background: SBC’s BioSpecs Uses ASTM D6866 for Organic Carbon Content Measurement
SBC Web site: www.sustainablebiomaterials.org
Products for ASTM D6866 Testing: Bioplastics (see page 20 of the Framework).
Sustainable Packaging Indicators Background: Sustainable Packaging Metrics Framework Include ASTM D6866 for Bioplastics
SPC Web site: http://www.sustainablepackaging.org
ASTM D6866 is used to verify the the biobased content in building materials that meet the Sustainable Agriculture Network’s Sustainable Agriculture Standard, contributing to the LEED rating level. There is no minimum biobased content requirement.
Products for ASTM D6866 Testing: Building materials
Last Updated February 2018