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What is BioPreferred?

Green Boom is proud to have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification for all of its hydrophobic, rapid, completely biodegradable, oil-only absorbents. The BioPreferred Program is a USDA-led initiative that helps develop and expand the biobased product market with a goal to increase the purchase and use of biobased products.

In addition, the program includes a mandatory purchasing requirements for federal agencies and their contractors and a voluntary labeling initiative for biobased products.

The program improves the industry through mandatory purchasing requirements for Federal Agencies and Federal contractors along with voluntary product certification and labeling. Having earned this distinction, Green Boom’s absorbents are now able to proudly display the USDA Certified Biobased Product label on all packaging. The label spotlights the biobased content as a percentage on each product, which is based on the ratio of a product’s non-fossil organic carbon (new organic carbon) to total organic carbon.

The BioPreferred Program encourages economic development, creates new jobs and provides new markets for farm materials. The enhanced development, purchase and use of biobased products reduces our nation's reliance on petroleum, increases the use of renewable agricultural resources and helps reduce adverse environmental and health impacts.

To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Products, please visit


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