Treleoni® Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification and Label
Treleoni has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Provito® (for Life) Pads. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the products amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by the USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine ingredients.
“We are pleased to bring Provito Pads to market. They represent our commitment to quality and integrity in the manufacturing and sales of biobased products,” says Rick Mazzoli, President, Treleoni LLC. “Provito Pads are the only floor pads to prove themselves and earn the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label.”
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 Treleoni has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label,” said 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 label is estimated to be on certified products and available for consumers by May 2015. An example of the label can be seen above.
About USDA BioPreferred
The USDA BioPreferred program was created by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill), and expanded by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). The purpose is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The United States Department of Agriculture manages the program. Products that meet the USDA BioPreferred program requirements carry a distinctive label for easier identification by the consumer. To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label please visit www.biopreferred.gov, and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BioPreferred.
Treleoni is a relatively young company in the Sanitary Supply industry; however, the staff and management are veterans with a rich history of manufacturing and industry knowhow. From the beginning, we have chosen to be different. We have focused on manufacturing the finest products that embodied our core values–innovation, integrity, and environment.
Provito (for Life) Pads are one of our biggest accomplishments. Our industry has been asking for a biobased pad for years. Many have tried and fallen short in one or more of the three key areas (above). Now Treleoni is making a plant-based pad that reduces the carbon footprint 60% lower than traditional oil based PS and PET. The result is 60% less greenhouse gasses through the use of a renewable resource–plants.
The real breakthrough in pad technology is now a reality. Following nature’s way of making sugar in plants through photosynthesis and converting it into a polymer chain our partner, Nature Works, provides the plant based Ingeo pellets we use to make our new Provito (for Life) Pads.
This is not the first or the last innovation in our Industry from Treleoni, but we celebrate this achievement and what it means to the Jan-San industry. Now they can use a pad with full confidence that it is making a positive impact on the environment.
If you are going to impact the environment for good, why wait until the end?
Get in on the beginning™… Provito Floor Pads from Treleoni.