Biobased Products Procurement in the U.S.

Date: 4 Jun 2012 | posted in: biomaterials, plastics, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Hosted by the Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative, Responsible Purchasing Network, and the USDA BioPreferred Program, this webinar explores biobased products procurement. Learn from experts how US federal laws and regulations create demand for biobased products, including the very recent Presidential Memorandum. View existing purchasing specs for compostable food service ware to see what questions purchasers should ask to find the most environmentally preferable choices. And hear from a government procurer about the variety of biobased products they purchase and how they balance their environmental wants with performance needs.


Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred
The BioPreferred Program: Driving Federal and Private Markets for Biobased Product (PDF)

Alicia Culver, Responsible Purchasing Network
Purchasing Specifications for Compostable Food Service Ware (PDF)

Karen Hamilton, King County
King County’s Use of Bio-Based Products in Everyday Operations (PDF)