USDA Press Release

PRESS RELEASE  (September 25, 2015)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:
Vangie Pullins
Bamblu LLC
503 S. Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472

USDA BioPreferred®
Kate Lewis
202.720.0811

 

Bamblu LLC Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification and Label

Sebastopol, CA. (July 06, 2012) — Bamblu LLC has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Bamblu Palm Leaf Plates. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine ingredients.

"Bamblu's efforts toward providing quality palm leaf tableware began with our acquisition of Arthware, now known as Bamblu Palm Leaf Plates. In 2012, the USDA's validation of our palm leaf products was the first in the U.S. for disposable dinnerware made of areca palm leaves. We are excited to continue and expand the distribution and use of a single palm leaf for your plate or bowl, whether for fine dining or a snack. We believe the USDA's certification is a necessary stamp of approval to assist in assuring the public of Bamblu's truly eco-conscious products and high standards," says managing partner, Vangie Pullins.

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 proud that Bamblu LLC has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label," said Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred Program Manager. "Biobased products add value to renewable agriculture commodities, create jobs in rural communities and help our nation decrease its reliance on foreign-sourced and non-renewable petroleum."

The label has previously been on Arthware certified products and available to consumers since July, 2012. The following is an example of the label:

Bamblu USDA BioPreferred Label

About USDA BioPreferred
The USDA BioPreferred program was created by the 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 the purchase and use of biobased products. The United States Department of Agriculture manages 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 Product Label please visit www.biopreferred.gov, and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BioPreferred.

About Bamblu LLC:
The company has three managing partners, Brandon Jones, Vangie Pullins, and Lyndon Pullins. All are native Californians living and working from both Northern California and Hawaii. Bamblu LLC is the manufacturer and exclusive distributor of sustainable and compostable Bamblu brand palm leaf tableware to the United States, including global companies headquartered in the United States. Their office is in Sonoma County, also referred to as the wine country and are positioned in the middle of Sebastopol, California, one of the most ecologically conscientious environments in the world. Bamblu offers ONLY compostable disposable products and what could be more compostable than a plate made from water and a single areca palm leaf naturally fallen to the ground? More information may be found at http://www.bambluware.com or call (707) 824-1809.

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