Nieuwe impuls Amerikaanse overheid voor labeling en inkoop biobased producten

President Obama heeft in een memorandum aangekondigd dat de Amerikaanse overheid de komende 2 jaar de inkoop van biobased producten sterk zal vergroten. Ook zullen meer producten onder een preferred biobased label gaan vallen.

Lees meer in bijgaand persbericht en het memorandum.

Promoting A Bioeconomy:  President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum today directing the Federal Government to take decisive steps to dramatically increase the purchase of biobased products over the next two years, which will create jobs and drive innovation where biobased products are grown and manufactured.  The Memorandum will also result in a 50 percent increase in the number of new products that are designated as biobased.  Biobased products include items like paints, soaps and detergents and are developed from farm grown plants, rather than chemicals or petroleum bases. The biobased products sector marries the two most important economic engines for rural America: agriculture and manufacturing.