USDA Designates March 8 First National Biobased Products Day
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2023 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the inaugural National Biobased Products Day will be observed on March 8, 2023. The annual observance is intended to raise awareness of biobased products, their benefits and contributions to the U.S. economy.
The goal of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The Program's purpose is to spur economic development, create new jobs and provide new markets for farm commodities. The increased development, purchase, and use of biobased products reduces our nation's reliance on petroleum, increases the use of renewable agricultural resources, and contributes to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts.
The Biobased program started in 2002.Today more than 6,200 products have earned approval to display the USDA Certified Biobased seal across dozens of product categories. Search Product Categories here.
Bambu is recognized as a pioneer company and one of founding 50 companies to support USDA Biobased Program for 10 years or longer.
In celebration of the inaugural National Biobased Day, the company is highlighted as a business case study. Bambu case study The entire range of products designed and sold by Bambu are Biobased certified.
bambu® is a small global brand that designs and makes award-winning products for the home and outdoors created from renewable and organic resources such as bamboo, cork, hemp and organic cotton selling in more than 14 countries. The product range from bambu consists of kitchen utensils, bamboo utensils, bamboo plates, eco friendly cutlery, and bamboo flatware and more.
bambu® is a certified B Corporation, and member of Green America. bambu has earned the highest standard Gold Level distinction from the Green Business Network. Many bambu branded products are organic certified by Ceres and USDA Biobased-certified. bambu has a strong focus on social responsibility and promotes its mission of sustainability through partnerships with organizations focused on promoting and protecting a healthy planet including the 1% for the Planet, Conservation Alliance, Honey Bee Research Lab at Oregon State University, The Nature Conservancy and other nonprofit organizations.
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