DuPont Applauds USDA Bio-Based Product Label Launch

Labeling standards will help identify bio-based products and provide distinct buying choice.

DuPont Applauds USDA Bio-Based Product Label Launch

Craig Binetti
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DuPont Applied BioSciences President Craig Binetti provided the following statement in response to the launch of The BioPreferredSM Certified Biobased Product label by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA):

“DuPont applauds the USDA and the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for moving forward with its bio-preferred purchasing program. The release of the bio-preferred labeling standards will help consumers identify products with bio-based content. This will go a long way to making what used to be alternative products into easily recognized, mainstream items. All while providing consumers with a distinctive choice to buy the products that use renewable content to reduce the use of fossil fuels, reduce emissions and improve environmental sustainability.

“These labels will help educate consumers when purchasing products such as Mohawk Smartstrand™ carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer and the Kilfrost DF Sustain aircraft deicing fluids, made with Susterra® bio-propanediol by DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.  We are actively working to develop additional, high-performance, bio-based materials and believe this labeling program will accelerate bio-based product development across the industry and create new job opportunities.

“We encourage the administration and the U.S. government to continue to expand markets for bio-based products and help reduce reliance on fossil fuels.”

The BioPreferredSM Certified Biobased Product label will help consumers identify and purchase products made from renewable resources.  Under the voluntary labeling program, bio-based product manufacturers and distributors will be able to affix a USDA Certified Biobased Product label on qualifying products.

Learn more about DuPont™ Renewably Sourced™ Materials.


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