Designated and registered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), March 8 is recognized as National Biobased Products Day. The observance is intended to raise awareness of biobased products and their benefits and contributions to the U.S. economy.
As stated on the USDA BioPreferred website, “National Biobased Products Day is an annual date designed to raise awareness of biobased products – how they’re made, what they’re made from, their many benefits, and the wide variety of products available for use at home, in the office, on the playground, at construction sites and even in landscaping.”
Bio-based products are derived from renewable raw materials such as plants, or in the case of NewGen Surgical, upcycled sugarcane production waste – bagasse, and can help reduce CO2, as well as offer an alternative to conventional petroleum-derived products. Biobased products also help us increase our use of renewable resources while decreasing our use of non-renewable resources. It’s estimated that biobased products displace 300 million gallons of petroleum per year in the U.S., which is the equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off the road.1
The benefits of using bio-based products include but are not limited to:
- Reducing the reliance on fossil fuels
- Provide a cost-competitive alternative to petroleum-based materials
- Reduce energy, water consumption, and toxic waste
- Biofuels can provide greenhouse gas savings and improve air quality
- Perform as well or better than their petroleum-containing counterparts
As the first in the USDA BioPreferred Program to provide O.R. essentials, healthcare packaging, and patient care products, NewGen Surgical promotes National Biobased Products Day with great pride.
Championing the use of biobased alternatives to replace single-use plastic as its mission and vision in transforming healthcare, all NewGen Surgical products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Label, third-party tested and vetted through the Program itself.
NewGen Surgical offers the health sector the opportunity to meet climate initiatives set industry-wide and through the Biden Administration with bio-based products that are as simple as a like-for-like substitution. With the demand for sustainable alternatives increasing across all markets, National Biobased Products Day signifies the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy across all industries with NewGen Surgical at the forefront of biobased healthcare products.
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