Published on: 03 December 2011
For over 22 years Natracare has set the very highest standards in organic and natural feminine hygiene providing the ultimate in quality and performance, with unmatched validated organic and environmental standards.
Having achieved an independent and scientifically validated Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) www.environdec.com (Ref: S-P00135) in 2009, this full life cycle analysis of Natracare products demonstrates to consumers the full environmental impact of their product of choice.
What is it then that can better manage the carbon cycle and contribute to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts?
Designed to empower the consumer with accuracy of product content, The USDA Biobased Product Labelling program determines a product’s biobased content of Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous samples using Radiocarbon Analysis and its labelling, verifies the renewable biological ingredients, assuring consumers accuracy of this content.
Mandated by Congress, the program is designed to promote the increased purchase and use of biobased products; the expectation being a reduction in petroleum consumption, an increase in the use of renewable resources and better management of the carbon cycle contributing to a reduction in adverse environmental and health impacts.*
In June 2011 the results of the independent testing for this USDA Biobased Label certification program, revealed that Natracare Ultra Pads were 248% above the minimum standard levels, with 87% biobased solid content; Natracare Maxi pads and panty liners have a 91% content (264% above the minimum level) and Natracare Wipes were 292% above the minimum level, with 98% biobased solid content. Natracare views this as a valuable way forward to inform consumers of the true nature of the contents of products and their impact on the environment.
Look out for the USDA Biobased Label appearing on Natracare’s new packaging arriving in the USA early Spring 2012.
* from USDA biopreferred frequently asked questions Feb 2011.