Susan’s Soaps & More Adds Soaps & Lip Balms to USDA BioPreferredSM Online Catalog
Find Susan’s Soaps natural soaps and lip balms among more than 1480 biobased products listed.
We have the following products currently listed in their catalog: All natural lip balm, Eucalyptus & Tea Soap, Milk & Honey Soap and Oatmeal & Honey Soap. We hope to have more soaps added soon and more products added as they expand their categories. After all, all natural is a good way for everyone to go – even Uncle Sam.
Scurry, Texas (June 30, 2010) — Susan’s Soaps & More is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) BioPreferred program, a Federal purchasing program for biobased products, recently has added Susan’s Soaps & More Products to its online product catalog. With its searchable and user-friendly database, anyone can use the online catalog to find biobased products that meet BioPreferred program requirements.
Susan’s Soaps & More products are all natural making them a great fit for the biopreferred program requirements. They use no artificial preservatives, fragrances or colorants. Susan’s Soaps & More also uses no animal fats and does no animal testing.
Susan is excited to be listed in the online catalog as she hopes it will “create awareness of not only her company’s products but also the benefits of all natural products in general”.
BioPreferred is a Federal program that seeks to increase the purchase and use of biobased goods — products made from biological or renewable materials.
“Initially, the catalog was created to help Federal procurement officers identify biobased products that qualify for preferred purchasing,” said Ron Buckhalt, BioPreferred’s program manager. “But the BioPreferred online catalog is accessible to anyone who wants to search for biobased products. We are gratified so many find the catalog a useful tool.”
BioPreferred’s online product catalog is searchable by product category (i.e. construction and road maintenance, housewares and cleaning products, etc) and further by subcategory, manufacturer name or product name. Today, more than 1480 biobased products manufactured by more than 320 companies are in the online catalog, with new products continually being added.
Susan’s Soaps & More products are listed in the catalog Personal Care and Toiletries category under both the Hand Cleaners and Lip Care subcategories.
BioPreferred estimates more than 19,000 biobased products are commercially available, and manufactured by more than 2,540 businesses, both large and small— including many in rural communities. The 2002 Farm Bill, then reauthorized by the 2008 Farm Bill, requires all Federal agencies to give procurement preference to BioPreferred designated items, helping biobased manufacturers gain a portion of the estimated $500 billion Federal agencies annually spend on products and services. Additional product development support for biobased manufacturers and Federal environmental purchasing mandates came in October 2009 with Executive Order 13514: Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. This Administration directive requires Federal agencies to purchase various “green” items (including BioPreferred products) in 95 percent of all applicable contracts.
Search the complete BioPreferred product catalog at www.biopreferred.gov/Catalog.aspx
About Susan’s Soaps & More
Headquartered in Scurry, Texas
Manufacturer of all natural soaps and other personal care products. Began business in 2000 as a result of Susan Svec’s own skincare issues after the birth of her son. Handcrafted soap was the company’s first product. The company’s product line has now expanded to include a full line of natural skin care products including scrubs, solid shampoo, and face care products.
About biobased products
As defined by Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA), “biobased products” are products determined by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to be commercial or industrial goods (other than food or feed) composed in whole or in significant part of biological products, forestry materials or renewable domestic agricultural materials, including plant, animal or marine materials.
BioPreferred 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) to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture manages the program. BioPreferred includes a preferred procurement program for Federal agencies and contractors, and a voluntary labeling program for the broad scale consumer marketing of biobased products.
A complete list and detailed description of each BioPreferred designated item, and items for future designation, can be found at www.biopreferred.gov or follow BioPreferred at http://twitter.com/BioPreferred.
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Susan’s Soaps & More Media Contact:
Susan’s Soaps & More Contact:
Susan Svec, Owner
BioPreferred Media Contact:
Keri Geffert English
Osborn & Barr
Program Manager, BioPreferred