Consumers will start seeing the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label in October.
Filtrexx has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its SiltSoxx sediment and erosion control products. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds prescribed USDA standards. Biobased products are goods composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine materials. Filtrexx SiltSoxx have been certified as 100% biobased product.
“We’re seeing widespread adoption of SiltSoxx as a BMP in stormwater management because of their ease and performance,” said Rod Tyler, CEO of Filtrexx. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label is “icing on the cake,” providing assurance to regulators, engineers, and contractors that SiltSoxx are also the most responsible choice.
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 be empowered in making better informed purchasing decisions. For engineers and contractors who want to reduce their impact on the environment, the biobased SiltSoxx are an ideal replacement for foreign-made plastic silt fence, which is prone to failure anyway.
"We are pleased that Filtrexx has 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." The label is estimated to be on certified products and available for consumers by October.