Certified and Approved
Coco Absorb and other Coco products have been tested and approved by the following certifying agencies. Click on any of the tests below for test results and certification letters:
- EPA – Coco Absorb complies with the Environmental Protection Agency’s definition of and regulations of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 40, and sections 300.5 and 300.915(g) of the National Contingency Plan (NCP). Exova Laboratories also conducted a Landfill Test on Coco Absorb, with results meeting and exceeding Federal EPA leachate standards for hydrocarbon/petroleum products. On-Site Coordinators who need written documentation of EPA’s approval of CocoAbsorb, click here.
- OMRI – Coco Absorb, Coco Dry and Coco Safe are OMRI approved, allowing them to be used in as a cleaning agent in certified organic production or food processing and handling under the USDA’s National Organic Program Rule.
- NSF – NSF International registered Coco Absorb, Coco Dry, and Coco Safe as Nonfood Compounds and declared them acceptable for use as absorbents or anti-slip agents to assist in correcting hazardous floor conditions in official establishments operating under the Federal meat and poultry products inspection program.
- USDA Biopreferred – USDA has certified and approved
Coco Absorb as part of their Biopreferred program and standards. Coco Absorb tested at 99% Biobased and is proud to be listed and granted the use of the USDA Biopreferred product label. The program’s purpose is to spur economic development, create new jobs and provide new markets for farm commodities. The increased development, purchase, and use of biobased products reduces our nation’s reliance on petroleum, increases the use of renewable agricultural resources, and contributes to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts.
- California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife – Coco Absorb
has been approved by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, meeting the regulatory definition (CCR Title 14, Section 885.2 (a)(1)(a)) of a class of material automatically exempt from Government Code section 8670.13.1 which states that sorbents and other cleanup devices that do not employ the use of active chemical cleanup agents, or otherwise determined not to cause aquatic toxicity for purposes of oil spill response. Coco Absorb is so safe to use, we are not subject to the licensing provisions some of our competitors are.
Material Safety Data Sheet
For information on Handling, Health Hazards and Precautions for Use, please view the Material Safety Data Sheet for the corresponding product:
Additional Laboratory Tests
Coco Absorb has passed the following tests conducted by California laboratories proving the product as Non-Hazardous. Click on any of the tests below for test results and certification letters:
- Landfill Test – Exova Laboratories also conducted a Landfill Test on Coco Absorb, with results meeting and exceeding Federal EPA leachate standards for hydrocarbon/petroleum products and passing Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP).
- CCR Metals Test – When tested for Total Metals Concentration, Coco Absorb was identified as a non-hazardous waste by California’s Code of Regulations on measuring Coco Absorbs Total Threshold Limit Concentration (TTLC) limits.
- Car Paint Absorption Test – Coco Absorb’s absorbent abilities were tested when saturated in acrylic car paint.
- Fish Bowl Test – One pound of Coco Absorb was mixed with one quart of used oil and then exposed to Fathead minnow over a four-day period. Coco Absorb did not release any of the oil into the minnow’s water, leaving a healthy and happy environment.
- Coco Dry vs. TCLP and CCR Title 22 Bioassay Tests – Coco Dry blended with oil-based and latex-based paint passed the EPA’s TCLP Testing and the CCR Title 22 Fathead Minnow Hazardous Waste Screen Bioassay Test. Oil-based paints have been a major concern related to the disposal and contamination of landfills for many years. There are very few solutions on the market that effectively address this problem, so special programs have been developed in establishing state government sponsored collection centers because it has been such a monumental environmental issue. The testing results prove that Coco Dry is not only effective at solidifying and hardening oil-based paints but will not leach any of it back into the landfill.
- BTU Test – BTU testing was performed on Coco Absorb, Coco Absorb with oil and Coco Absorb with Paint.