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All-purpose cleaning product gets Bio-Preferred certification

June 1, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MO — The Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis, a not-for-profit manufacturing and packaging organization with a dedicated social service mission, is pleased to announce that its Power Green all-purpose cleaner/degreaser product earned a Bio-Based, Bio-Preferred certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), according to a press release.

"We are very proud that our powerful, Power Green Bio-Preferred cleaner was created in the laboratory at The Lighthouse manufacturing plant in Berkeley, Missouri, and formulated, produced and packaged by our employees who are legally blind and visually impaired," said John W. Thompson, president of the Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis.

"We are pleased that Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis has earned the USDA-certified Bio-Based and Bio-Preferred product label. Bio-based products provide opportunities to help add value to renewable commodities, and also create jobs in rural communities and generate investment income," said Ron Buckhalt, USDA Bio-Preferred program manager.

The USDA notified Lighthouse in May 2012 that Power Green earned Bio-Based, Bio-Preferred certification because it meets or exceeds prescribed USDA standards for products composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry or marine materials, the release stated.

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