“We are thankful for our continued partnership with the USDA, and appreciate their efforts to help support biobased products,” said George Neagle, executive vice president at SYNLawn. “We are proud to provide our clients with more sustainable and eco-friendly artificial turf with a proprietary system that accounts for more than 70 percent renewable content.”
The following SYNLawn products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label:
SYNAugustine 547 with 19% biobased content
SYNAugustine 547 Bio-Based System with 70% biobased content
SYNAugustine X47 Organic Infill System with 67% biobased content
SYNAugustine 347 Organic Infill System with 71% biobased content
SYNTipede 343 Organic Infill System with 72% biobased content
SYNTipede 321 Organic Infill System with 70% biobased content
SYNPro 70 Organic Infill System with 72% biobased content
Third-party verification for a product’s biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill (and recently reauthorized by the 2018 Farm Bill). One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase and use of biobased products.
The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product’s biobased content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals. Biobased products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that exacerbate global climate change. Biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts.
“We applaud SYNLawn for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label,” said Vernell Thompson, USDA BioPreferred Program. “Products from SYNLawn are contributing to an ever-expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities and decreases our reliance on petroleum.”