What is "BioPreferred"?

GreenFlame® Natural Charcoal Lighter Fluid is certified as USDA BioPreferred,® a program managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase the use of biobased products.

Since its launch five years ago, the voluntary BioPreferred® labeling initiative has strived to make it easy for consumers to locate and compare biobased products for purchase. By choosing a product featuring the USDA Certified Biobased Product label, consumers can be assured that the USDA and the federal government stand behind the accuracy of the percent biobased claim stated on the label.

As consumers consider purchasing options with sustainable attributes, USDA wants to make it easy for consumers to identify biobased products. The USDA Certified Biobased Product label, displayed on a product certified by USDA, is designed to provide useful information to consumersabout the biobased content of the product. Consumers can trust the label to mean what it says because manufacturer’s claims concerning the biobased content are third-party certified and strictly monitored by USDA.

What are Biobased Products?

Biobased products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials and provide an alternative to conventional petroleum-derived products. Biobased products include diverse categories such as lubricants, cleaning products, inks, fertilizers, and bioplastics.

Today, approximately 2,500 products carry the USDA Certified Biobased Product label in more than 100 product categories. Certified products range from construction, janitorial, and grounds keeping products specified and purchased by the Department of Defense and Federal agencies, to personal care and packaging products used by consumers every day.


R.H. Blake
Bruce Blake

For Green Biologics, Inc.
David Anderson — Global VP Marketing