How NEN stimulates the growth of the industry through standards and certification

17 March 2017

Read our interview in Bio-based World Quartely #5

“…Credible claims about the content are key for increasing in demand for bio-based products and the transition towards the circular bio-economy and we are looking forward to working with lots more products in 2017 and beyond!”

MORE: The ‘Bio-based content certification scheme’is the single European certification scheme that enables independent assessment of claims about the bio-based content of products, based on the European standard EN 16785-1. It contains provisions for the determination,verification and monitoring of the bio-based content of products or product families.

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