The U.S. Department of Agriculture selected the Safety Equipment Institute – a subsidiary of ASTM International – to manage the certification program that supports labeling thousands of products as “biobased.” The renewal of this five-year contract will mean that more and more people will be able to find and purchase products that are made and packaged using renewable materials.
Samsill Corporation today joins Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and an array of biobased stakeholders in Washington, D.C. at the United Soybean Board’s Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue held at the USDA headquarters.
Samsill will be displaying its new Earth’s Choice Biobased ring binders. The company combined 100% post-consumer recycled chipboard – with plastic containing 25% of Green Polyethylene, a bioplastic made from sugarcane ethanol, a 100% renewable source which promotes the reduction of greenhouse gasses. The finished product is at least 69% bio-based and is a USDA Certified Bio-based Product.
Cool Terra earns the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label. The product developed by Cool Planet – Cool Terra Engineered Biocarbon – fulfills all federal purchasing requirements for biobased products through the USDA BioPreferred program.