Through the Voluntary Labeling Initiative,companies may apply for certification to display the USDA Certified Biobased Product label on a product that states its third-party tested and verified biobased content. The purpose of this label is to make it easy for consumers to locate and compare biobased products for purchase.
Biobased products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials. These products offer an alternative to conventional petroleum derived products and include a diverse range of offerings such as lubricants, detergents, inks, fertilizers,and bioplastics. For the purposes of the Bio Preferred program, biobased products do not include food, animal feed or biofuels.
Packaging or products featuring the OK Compost Industrial label are guaranteed as biodegradable in an industrial composting plant. This applies to all components, inks and additives. The sole reference point for the certification program is the harmonized EN 13432: 2000 standard:in any event any product featuring the OK Compost logo complies with the requirements of the EU Packaging Directive (94/62/EEC).learn more
Owing to the comparatively smaller volume of wasteinvolved, the temperature in a garden compost heap is clearly lower and lessconstant than in an industrial composting environment. This is why compostingin the garden is a more difficult, slower-paced process. TÜV AUSTRIA’sinnovative answer to this challenge was to develop OK compost HOME to guaranteecomplete biodegradability in the light of specific requirements, even in yourgarden compost heap.learn more
BNQ certification is an excellent calling card,since it guarantees that the products and services provided and the systems implemented are compliant with the applicable standards. Tens of thousands of BNQ clients around the world see it every day: certification means quality and they cannot do without it. In addition, certification sets them apart from the competition, because it makes them advance continually by updating their practices according to changes in the industry requirements. To them there is no doubt that certification is the best for raising their profile and gaining the trust of customers.learn more