Emerald Brand Adds New Items to USDA Certified Biobased Line

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New eco friendly tableware added to the 'tree-free' consumer line

We are very proud to have achieved the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label. This clearly distinguishes the Emerald Brand as a unique brand delivering Tree-Free quality experience to our consumers

Emerald Brand, a leader in environmentally friendly office, break room and disposable products for your home and business has added 3 new items to their USDA Certified Biobased Product Line. New items include 6 and 9 inch plates, and 12 oz bowls. Biobased products are goods composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine materials.

Emerald Brand dinnerware is eco friendly and made with clay based materials. Emerald Eco Bowls are made from sugar cane fiber known as "Bagasse" and are 100% biodegradable and home compostable.

"We are very proud to have achieved the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label. This clearly distinguishes the EmeraldTM Brand as a unique brand delivering Tree-Free quality experience to our consumers", states Mr. Bianculli Sr., CEO of Emerald Brand. USDA BioPreferred certification resonates our commitment in bringing the most cost effective and sustainable products to the consumer without compromising the quality, continues Mr. Bianculli.

All Biobased amount claims are verified by independent labs and monitored by the USDA. Consumers may feel secure in the accuracy of the Biobased amount and be empowered in making better informed purchasing decisions.

"We are pleased that Emerald Brand has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label", said Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferrd Program Manager. Biobased products provide opportunities to help add value to renewable commodities, create jobs in rural.

About USDA BioPreferrd-The USDA BioPreferred program was created by Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill), and expanded by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). The purpose is to increase that purchase and use of Biobased products. The United States Department of Agriculture managed the program. Products that meet the USDA BioPreferred program requirements carry a distinctive label for easier identification by the consumer. To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Products Label, please visit http://www.biopreferred.gov/

About Emerald Brand- The Emerald Brand is the leading manufacturer of office and home products committed to providing cost-neutral conversion initiatives for businesses such as hotels, restaurants, corporate offices and educational institutions, among others, to purchase green products for the same or less than what they are paying for non-green alternatives. Emerald tree-free products are less expensive than their traditional counterparts because they're made from bagasse or sugar cane pulp which is a cost effective alternative to traditional materials. Emerald Brand products are also available for consumer purchase at http://www.EmeraldBrand.com.

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