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It’s official! We’re now part of the USDA BioPreferred® Program

Nov 12, 2021

It’s official! We’re now part of the USDA BioPreferred® Program

 At Zungleboo, we’re celebrating our freshly-minted official USDA Biobased Product certification.

What the heck does that mean? It means that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recognized that Zungleboo’s plates and bowls come from renewable sources.

The USDA notes that “utilizing renewable, biobased materials displace the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals. Biobased products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that exacerbate global climate change.”

That’s a long-winded way of saying that it’s good for the environment, which is the driving force behind our mission at Zungleboo. From the start, we worked toward finding a solution to offer plant-based, reusable tableware that looked good, fit into people’s lives and was sustainable.

Our plates and bowls are made from a high-quality corn starch called polylactic acid (PLA for short), bamboo fibers and other natural materials. And when it comes to manufacturing, bioplastics manufacturing emits about 80% less greenhouse gases than petroleum plastics manufacturing.

And did we mention they look great on your table?

Learn more about our sustainable products and practices and look for the USDA Certified Biobased Product label on our packaging in 2022.






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