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USDA CONFERS 100% BIOBASED STATUS ON PDS-MADE WOODEN PALLETS: Wood Pallets Manufactured Using PDS are ‘USDA Certified Biobased Products’- The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) BioPreferred® Program and the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) today announced that all coated and uncoated wood pallets manufactured with NWPCA’s Pallet Design System™ (PDS) are now recognized by USDA’s BioPreferred® Program. Wood pallet manufacturers that use PDS may now affix a USDA Certified Biobased Product label to their PDS-made pallets showing they are 100% biobased products..