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BioBuzz February 2024 Issue - We looked at applications and certifications received in 2023. Check out five fun facts from our analysis. Also in this issue: a look at the single-use plastic predicament and the urgent need for change, plus a reminder that March 8th is National Biobased Products Day! here.

BioBuzz October 2023 Issue - In our October issue, learn about the sustainable power of 100% plant-based dyes; how to download our new Certificate of Participation; and recent legislation to strengthen American biomanufacturing and the USDA BioPreferred Program (HR 5134). here.

BioBuzz June 2023 Issue - June is National Homeownership Month! And in this issue, we're celebrating the value of owning a home along with the value of building and caring for that home using biobased products. here.

BioBuzz Earth Day Issue - In this special combined issue of BioBuzz and BioBuzzGov, we celebrate Earth Day 2023, explore three areas where each of us can make a difference and encourage everyone to commit to switch to biobased products. Read the details here.

BioBuzz Special Issue - In this special combined issue of BioBuzz and BioBuzzGov, we again say "Thank You" for participating in National Biobased Products Day on March 8th.. Read a recap of the special celebrations held that day and get a sneak peek into Earth Day 2023. Read the details here.

BioBuzz December 2022 Issue - The USDA BioPreferredĀ® Program is happy to announce we have registered March 8 as National Biobased Products Day. And we invite you to celebrate! Read all about it in this issue. Find it here.

BioBuzz August 2022 Issue - It's time to stock up on biobased school and office supplies! Plus, learn about 23 new USDA Certified Biobased Product categories and more in our latest issue. Find it here.

BioBuzz February 2022 Issue - Find out how many products (the most ever!) became USDA Certified Biobased in 2021, and which states top our list. Plus, everything you need to know about the new Executive Order 14057: Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability. Learn more here.

BioBuzz December 2021 Issue - Are biobased products better for the environment? Need help getting cozy this winter? This issue explores how we can measure the benefits of biobased products. Plus, we list USDA Certified Biobased Products designed to help you relax fireside or roast marshmallows on the firepit! Find all that and more here .

BioBuzz September 2021 Issue - Labels, laundry and learning opportunities are featured in this issue of BioBuzz. For example, did you know both products and packaging can be USDA Certified Biobased? The double label stamp enables manufacturers to promote multiple certifications. Learn more here .

BioBuzz June 2021 Issue - Want to learn about Program Pioneers, packaging and procurement? These and several other topics are included in this issue. Find it here .