What is a USDA BioBased Product Certification?
The BioBased certification program provides accreditation for products whose ingredients are sourced from renewable, biological resources. BioBased products are replacements for petroleum-based products, in the case of FlossPot’s Vegan Dental Floss it replaces plastic/nylon floss. By reducing the amount of plastics produced (which are petroleum-based), we are helping to protect our oceans and stopping unnecessary waste going into landfill.
FlossPot has been awarded the right to use the USDA certified BioBased label on their products as FlossPot was submitted to the USDA for independent testing. It should be noted while this is an American certification, FlossPot is Canadian product and many countries outside of the US hold the USDA certification in high regard.
Did FlossPot pass the EORTH biodegradability test?
EORTH run a non-scientific biodegradability tests in our “bio test patch”. We do this to view firsthand how long “biodegradable” and “compostable” labelled products break down. We’ve tested Patch Band Aid Strips, Compostable Straws (after many months this straw has still not biodegraded) and Bamboo Toothbrushes. We are currently testing our Hero Compostable Mailing Bags and Sugar Cane bioplastic laundry scoops. This vegan floss will most definitely be added to our test patch and we will be sure to post the results when we have them! As this vegan floss has already been officially certified we are pretty confident it will pass the test!