Published on July 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adding 30 new product categories to the BioPreferred Program for the preferred procurement of biobased products by federal agencies. The USDA is also amending four existing categories – general purpose de-icers, firearm lubricants, laundry products and water-clarifying agents.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]