3M Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification and Label

3M has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its 3M™ Avagard™ Gel Instant Hand Antiseptic and 3M™ Avagard™ Foaming Instant Hand Antiseptic. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine ingredients.

“3M develops sustainable solutions and product platforms to help our customers – and us – manage environmental footprints,” says Andrea Albrecht, global marketing manager for 3M Infection Prevention Division. “We’re honored to receive the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label, which solidifies Avagard Instant Hand Antiseptics as another valuable solution in the sustainability journey.”

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.

“We are proud that 3M has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label," says Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred program manager. "Biobased products add value to renewable agriculture commodities, create jobs in rural communities and help our nation decrease its reliance on foreign-sourced and non-renewable petroleum.”

The product is available immediately and is listed in the USDA BioPreferred catalog. 

Source: 3M Infection Prevention Division