Teragren’s bamboo products tested at the following levels, by category:
PureForm Traditional Bamboo Flooring with 99% biobased content
Xcora Strand Bamboo Flooring with 94% biobased content
Bamboo Worktops with 99% biobased content
PureForm Traditional Bamboo Veneer with 99% biobased content
Architectural Bamboo Panels with 99% biobased content
All biobased amount claims are verified by independent labs and monitored by the USDA. Consumers may feel secure in the accuracy of the biobased amount and make informed purchasing decisions.
“We have always known that rapidly renewable moso bamboo pulls carbon out of circulation and contributes significantly to global oxygen replenishment” said Boshart. “Having the biobased content of Teragren products verified by a third party is the next step in communicating this valuable message to specifiers and consumers.”
The BioPreferred Program includes a preferred procurement plan for Federal agencies and their contractors, who are required to give preferential consideration to USDA biobased designated product categories when making purchases. Part of this process of designating product categories for the Federal procurement preference includes USDA establishing the minimum biobased content for the category. Information on the technical, health, and environmental characteristics of these products are also considered. Additionally, Presidential Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, mandates the purchasing of biobased products.
“We are pleased that Teragren Fine Bamboo Flooring, Panels and Veneer have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label,” said Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred program manager. “Biobased products provide opportunities to help add value to renewable commodities, create jobs in rural communities and generate investment income.”