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Ecolabels

Carbon-14 Testing is Vital to Support Biobased Claims

Published on March 26, 2019

Beta Analytic’s marketing specialist Haley Gershon discussed in a recently published article how biobased certifications contribute to consumer confidence. As the demand for natural and eco-friendly products continue to grow, an eco-label could make one company stand out from its competitors.

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USDA BioPreferred Program Starts 2018 Product Audit in May

Published on April 25, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin its BioPreferred Program audit activities in May 2018. The USDA will email all participants to request that they complete an online Audit Declaration of Conformance. Participants are given 30 days to respond to the audit request. The USDA expects the auditing process to be completed by October […]

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Hair Care Products in the USDA BioPreferred Program

Published on February 7, 2018

The consumer perception of traditional hair care has been changing over the last few years, as evidenced by increasing demand of more natural products that provide healthier and better results. This growing trend shifts the business focus to producing greener eco-friendly products that are, in large part, made of biological materials from agriculture, forestry or […]

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Personal Care Products in the USDA BioPreferred Program

Published on September 11, 2017

The demand for natural products has seen continued growth over many years with Persistence Market Research predicting the natural and organic personal care market to exceed USD 21 million by 2024. With the strength of the demand for natural products, it has become ever more important for businesses to be able to differentiate their biobased […]

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USDA BioPreferred Program – Food Service Products

Published on July 31, 2017

As the environmental impact of products becomes a growing concern for consumers, the demand for renewably sourced materials has risen. The food service industry with its many disposable products is one that has been under scrutiny over its waste production and sustainability. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched its BioPreferred Program in an […]

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Office and Shipping Products for the USDA Biopreferred Program

Published on July 17, 2017

The US biobased industry contributed $393 billion to the economy in 2014. As consumers become more conscious of renewably sourced products, being able to clearly highlight the biobased content of products can give a competitive edge in the market. The USDA BioPreferred Voluntary Labeling Program provides this opportunity.

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USDA to Hold Webinar on Biobased Products in Operations and Cleaning

Published on December 5, 2011

Following the success of its webinar on the BioPreferred Federal Procurement Preference Program in November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide another technical seminar on December 6, 2011, 1:30 – 2:30 PM EST via live streaming. The webinar will focus on biobased products in operations, maintenance, and cleaning.

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ASTM International Releases Latest Version of D6866 Method

Published on May 10, 2011

The latest version of the ASTM D6866 standard method is now available for download at the ASTM International website. Details on the changes are found in the redline version of the standard. Redline versions allow readers to easily spot additions, deletions, and other changes when comparing the active and previous versions. The revised standard was […]

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ASTM Provides Details on USDA BioPreferred Label Application Process

Published on February 22, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a contract to ASTM International to take charge of biobased product certification for its BioPreferred Labeling Program. On its website, ASTM International has provided details for interested parties who want to apply to the program. ASTM International is also in charge of evaluating and granting approval to third-party […]

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USDA BioPreferred Program – Federal Procurement vs Voluntary Labeling

Published on February 16, 2011

The United States Department of Agriculture administers the BioPreferred Program, which was created by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA or 2002 Farm Bill) and extended through provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA or 2008 Farm Bill). The BioPreferred Program consists of two initiatives – the […]

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