BIOBASED & rapidly renewable resource conteNT


GreenCircle will conduct a detailed evaluation of the product, raw materials and manufacturing operations to verify and certify the renewable/bio-based or rapidly renewable resource content claim.

  • Objective: To validate the amount of renewable/bio-based or rapidly renewable material within a product.

  • Definitions:

    • Renewable/Bio-based Material: A commercial or industrial product (other than food or feed) that is composed of biological products, including renewable domestic agricultural materials and forestry materials.

    • Rapidly Renewable: Agricultural products, derived from both plant and animal sources, which take ten years or less to harvest.

  • Reference Documents: Farm Bill 2008, Definition of Bio-based, ASTM D6866, or the USGBC LEED Rating Systems, Definition of Rapidly Renewable Material.


If you have any questions or would like to request our Rapidly Renewable Resource Content Guidelines contact: