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The certification is part of a new USDA labeling initiative to identify products with ingredients made from renewable plant materials and encourage their purchase and use.
Presidential Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, mandates the purchasing of bio-based products under a preferred procurement program for federal agencies and their contractors.
In addition to the USDA certification, EcoTouch Insulation was recently certified by Scientific Certifications Systems (SCS) for new recycled content figures: total recycled content rose from 50% to 58% for faced batts and rolls, and to 65% for unfaced batts, rolls, MBI and loosefill.
The USDA and SCS certifications add to the growing list of accolades for EcoTouch Insulation.
EcoTouch Insulation also has received Greenguard Children & Schools(SM) Certification, is verified to be formaldehyde free — meeting stringent certification standards for indoor air quality — and carries the UL Environment Ecologo CCD016 preferable product designation.
In September, Owens Corning earned placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) in recognition of its sustainability initiatives for the second consecutive year.
For more information about Owens Corning, visit: www.owenscorning.com.
Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning is a member of NAHB's Leading Suppliers Council.
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