How To Stay Germ Free Using Biobased Products

Jan. 23, 2018

Our second installment of the Sustainable Substitute series comes in handy in the winter months. Staying germ free and healthy is a priority and if you’re looking for a biobased product to help you this winter, Purell has multiple sustainable hand sanitizer gels.

Just one of the many sanitizers that Purell® offers is the PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Biobased Gel. The gel comes in different bottle sizes for all daily needs. A readily biodegradable formula, the sanitizing gel is made from a 100% naturally renewable plant-derived ethanol.

GOJO Industries, the inventor of Purell®, was among the first 11 companies approved by the USDA’s BioPreferred Program. This allowed them to start using the Certified Biobased Product label. In the future, Purell® is expecting to expand the amount of biobased products available.

Biobased products provide a sustainable substitute to petroleum-based products and help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Use #Biobased Lifestyle to follow the campaign and to show us what biobased products you’re using to create a more sustainable future.


Sustainable Substitute is a series centered around providing education about sustainable products for every day use. This article was written by Kaitlyn Evans, OBIC Student Assistant and Sophomore at The Ohio State University.