Calgary, AB. (December 22, 2016) — Green Life Can LLC, a distributor of Zen Earth products, announced in December 2016 that it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The following products are now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content:
- Zen Earth Fire Suppressant with 47% biobased content.
- Zen Earth Food Service Cleaner (NSF) with 46% biobased content.
- Zen Earth Bed Bug Spray with 57% biobased content.
- Zen Earth Pest Control with 57% biobased content.
Third-party verification for a product’s biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill (and most recently expanded by the 2014 Farm Bill). One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase and use of biobased products.
The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product’s biobased content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum- based chemicals. Biobased products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change.
Biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts.
Mike “Bing” Crosby, President of Green Life US said, “Contributing to the mission of making America great by delivering biobased, sustainable products grown and made in America is our goal. Our products replace hazardous goods required to clean and maintain our military, oil & gas industry, and many other industries. We intend to create jobs related to manufacturing and applying our plant derived products all made in the US. Our products are made with materials from the EPA “Cleangredients” list, and it is important to note that Biobased products like our Zen Earth Pest Control (Mosquitoes), Bed Bug, Food Service Cleaner NSF and Fire Retardant meet the USDA Biopreferred program standards.”
“We applaud Green Life US for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label,” said Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program. “Products from Green Life US are contributing to an ever expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities, and decreases our reliance on petroleum.”
According to a report that USDA released in 2015, biobased products contributed $369 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013 and support, directly and indirectly, 4 million jobs. The same report found that biobased products also displace approximately 300 million gallons of petroleum per year in the U.S., which is the equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off the road. The increased production of renewable chemicals and biobased products contributes to the development and expansion of the U.S. bioeconomy – where society looks to agriculture for sustainable sources of fuel, energy, chemicals, and materials.
About Green Life Can LLC DBA Green Life US:
Founded in 2016, Green Life US is a, Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in the development and delivery of sustainable chemical technologies that help reduce dependency on petroleum, hydrocarbon based toxic chemicals, reduce impact on the environment, and create jobs in the industrial and agricultural sectors. Green Life US distributes five categories of products, branded under the product label “Zen Earth”, with benefits that include significant cost reductions, while increasing safety for people and the environment.
The target markets for Green Life US include all levels of government, oil & gas services, and military organizations worldwide. With solid potential for growth, Green Life US has developed strategic partnerships that support their expansion into new markets across the United States and globally.
For more information and the latest news on Green Life US, go to http://www.glifeus.com and http:// twitter.com/GreenLUS. DUNS Account Number: 080191847 Tax EIN: 81-1791834 CAGE Code: 7L2U9
About the USDA BioPreferred Program and Certified Biobased Product label
The BioPreferred Program is a USDA-led initiative that assists the development and expansion of markets for biobased products. The BioPreferred Program is transforming the marketplace for biobased products through two initiatives: mandatory purchasing requirements for Federal Agencies and Federal contractors and voluntary product certification and labeling.
Biobased products span a diverse range of applications, such as lubricants, cleaning products, chemicals and bioplastics. The USDA Certified Biobased Product label communicates a product’s biobased content. Expressed as a percentage, biobased content is the ratio of non-fossil organic carbon (new organic carbon) to total organic carbon in a product. New organic carbon is derived from recently-created materials. The total organic carbon in a product consists of new organic carbon and old organic carbon that originates from fossil carbon materials, such as petroleum, coal, or natural gas. Approximately 2,800 products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product label as of August 2016. To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label please visit www.biopreferred.gov, and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BioPreferred.