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BPI Committees

Committees are open to employees of BPI Member Companies and are a fantastic way to get involved. Below is some basic info, including the Committee Charters and sample project lists.  Committees typically meet via conference call on a quarterly basis.  To sign up for a Committee, or if you have questions about participation, give us a call at 888-BPI-LOGO or send us an email.


     Communications & Outreach      

Chair:  Dan Martens, Novamont North America

Charter: Expand the understanding of BPI’s role to consumers, industry and municipalities. Specifically, to highlight certified compostable products as functional and innovative through multiple platforms (newsletter, website, social media); to collaborate with complementary industries and associations; to support composters with outreach materials and research.

Possible Projects:

  • Review USCC agreement and develop approach to CCC for Canada;
  • Create list of sister organizations for partnerships and collaboration; 
  • Update BPI’s website content – Info for prospective members, as well as library of resources (white papers, legislation, BPI’s current projects, etc.);
  • Canvas BPI members for informational campaigns and educational efforts;
  • Create a window for areas of interest to be submitted and shared on the BPI “What’s New in BioPlastics” area;
  • Supply leads for more active social media presence: Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Supply info for BPI’s Newsletter, such as a “member profile” and “industry news”

     Standards & Procedures      

Chair: Tom Pitzi, BASF

Charter: A technical committee overseeing the validation process associated with issuing the BPI Certified Logo. The committee will also act as a liaison between BPI, BPI member companies, and standards bodies such as ASTM. 

Possible Projects:

  • Document BPI procedure used to validate compliance with ASTM Standard Specification D6400
  • Document BPI procedure used to validate compliance with ASTM Standard Specification D6868
  • Document relevant ASTM Standard Specifications, Standard Test Methods
  • Develop an annual update to membership as to the activities of ASTM D20.96 (Environmentally Degradable and BioBased Products Subcommittee)

     Membership      

Chair: Brian Chung, Food-Service Manufacturing, LLC

Charter: To build the membership and resources to support the agenda established by BPI's mission statement. Specifically, to build value within the organization that connects with the interests of current and future member companies, and to identify effective methods for communicating the value of the BPI. 

Possible Projects:

  • Current member analysis; Identify segments
  • Membership survey to understand what is valued/not valued
  • Develop benefits statement and reasons to be a member
  • Identify and target undeserved segments with solicitations to join BPI

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