Spartan Biorenewables


What are Biobased Products?
According to the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act (FSRIA) a biobased product is a product determined by the US Secretary of Agriculture to be a commercial or industrial product (other than food or feed) that is composed, in whole or in significant part, of biological products or renewable domestic agricultural materials (including plant, animal, and marine materials) or forestry materials. In general a biobased product is formulated with products from renewable plant and animal resources. Biobased products are thought to be excellent alternatives to products made from petroleum because they...

... reduce fossil fuels use,
... help to reduce dependency on foreign energy,
... are generally better for the environment to produce and use,
... reduce foreign oil use.

Certified Biobased Content
All of Spartan’s BioRenewables products are certified by a third party to contain biobased material. Due to the vast array of biobased ingredients Spartan created this seal to easily identify the portion of each product made from renewable resources. Each product is adorned with a seal to create a measuring tool consistent over a broad range of products, quickly identify those products that contain biobased materials, and provide a seal of assurance to the consumer.

Why is Spartan developing Biobased Products?
The biobased market is being driven by several policy changes that have occurred over the past few years. The key policies are summarized below:

Office of the Federal Environmental Executive (OFEE): Promoting Sustainable environmental stewardship throughout the federal government.

Executive Order 13101: “Greening the Government through Waste Prevention, Recycling and Federal Acquisition.” Occurring on September 14, 1998, this was the first policy to define the term “biobased products.” They defined them as “...a commercial or industrial product (other than food or feed) that utilizes biological products or renewable domestic agricultural (plant, animal, and marine) or forestry materials.”

USDA Farm Bill Section 9002: This law requires Federal agencies to purchase biobased products, unless there is a price, performance or availability reason not to.

USDA Biobased Products and Bioenergy Coordination Council (BBCC): The BBCC was established in 1995 by the Secretary of Agriculture to coordinate, facilitate and promote research, development, commercialization and marketing of biobased products.

These important policies helped form Spartan’s decision to create the new line of BioRenewables. As the guidelines move forward we believe biobased products will be a large part of the Jan/San industry.

What are the Benefits of choosing Biobased?
BioRenewables are made with ingredients that are derived from domestic agricultural and forestry materials. Whether it’s a soy based solvent, vegetable derived detergent or cleaning agent made from coconut oil, each ingredient comes from a renewable resource. This means that the raw components Spartan is using are constantly being grown, produced and manufactured into solvents, detergents, etc. These renewable items provide products that are environmentally safer, increase rural economic development, foster domestic production of our resources and reduce dependency on imported products.
The scope of biobased product applications is constantly growing, with more areas being defined and realized all the time. With several different products, Spartan offers solutions to a wide array of janitorial needs. These products can be used in any public or private facility in place of petroleum based products. Their performance parallels or exceeds their petroleum based counterparts, while offering the benefits biobased products exhibit.