By Jennifer Meek, Director of Marketing for Charlotte Products Ltd

Enviro-Solutions Limited, a division of Charlotte Products that manufactures our line of premium green cleaning products and solutions, was one of the first companies to earn the USDA Certified Biobased Product label back in 2002. To celebrate that achievement, we have been recognized as a BioPreferred Program Pioneer by the USDA.

As the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) celebrates the 10th anniversary of its certification and labeling initiative, the department is recognizing those manufacturers that showed early faith in its mission with the BioPreferred Program Pioneer recognition. This recognition signifies our long-term commitment to using renewable materials, reducing reliance on petroleum, supporting the bioeconomy, and bettering the planet through innovation. We are proud to be a part of this important program, and as always proud of our place as an early innovator when it comes to the health of the environment. We will display our BioPreferred Program Pioneer badge proudly on our website, in our marketing materials and even on our Enviro-Solutions product labels. 

“When your organization took those early steps to earn certification for your biobased products, you helped grow this country’s bioeconomy and establish the BioPreferred Program as the premier government authority to verify biobased product claims,” the USDA said in a press release sent to its Program Pioneer recipients. “Currently, the BioPreferred Program Catalog lists more than 16,000 qualified products in over 200 categories, with more than 5,000 earning certification.”

The BioPreferred Program was created in 2002 to encourage the development and expansion of markets for biobased products and reduce U.S. dependence on petroleum. Biobased products are derived from plants and renewable agricultural, marine and forestry materials. They also include biobased intermediate materials like bioresins or biopolymers and renewable chemicals. The BioPreferred label helps consumers know that a product contains a USDA-verified amount of renewable biological ingredients. 

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