One critical success factor for the deployment of the bio-based economy is reliable communication about the bio-based content in products. The “Bio-based content certification scheme” is used to specify and validate the amount of biomass in a bio-based product, based on the European standard EN 16785-1:2015. Suppliers can use the scheme to label products with their bio-based content to facilitate both business to business and business to consumer communication.
Single European certification scheme
The “Bio-based content certification scheme” is the European certification scheme that enables independent assessment of claims about the bio-based content of products based on the European standard EN 16785-1. This certification scheme has been developed and validated by a broadly composed group of European stakeholders (e.g. companies active in biopolymers, bio-based chemicals, bio-based plastics, natural rubbers, paints/coatings, certification bodies, procurers).
The European certification scheme contains provisions for the determination, verification and monitoring of the bio-based content of products or product families and is applicable to all kinds of products containing carbon.
For more information about the certifcation scheme, visit the website: www.biobasedcontent.eu