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Teragren’s Complete Bamboo Line

Certified USDA BioPreferred flooring, panels and more

Teragren, a leading manufacturer of bamboo flooring, panels, veneer and worktops, has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for their complete line of bamboo building products. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the products' amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds prescribed USDA levels. Biobased products are goods composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine materials.

The purpose of the USDA BioPreferred program is to promote the increased purchase and use of biobased products. The increased purchase of biobased products is hoped to reduce petroleum consumption, increase the use of renewable resources, better manage the carbon cycle, and may contribute to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts. The label is estimated to be on certified Teragren products and available to consumers by early 2013.

"We have always known that rapidly renewable moso bamboo pulls carbon out of circulation and contributes significantly to global oxygen replenishment" says Boshart. "Having the biobased content of Teragren products verified by a third party is the next step in communicating this valuable message to specifiers and consumers."

All Teragren bamboo products contribute to certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system in one or more categories, as well as meet stringent indoor air quality standards. Testing and Certification information is available on their website. (http://www.teragren.com)

To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label please visit http://www.biopreferred.gov.

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