BPI was formed as a nonprofit in 1999 with the mission to promote the production, use and appropriate end of lives for materials and products that are designed to fully biodegrade in specific biologically active environments, such as industrial composting.
BPI’s Goal: Scalable diversion of organic waste to composting, by verifying that products and packaging will successfully break down in professionally managed composting facilities, without harming the quality of that compost.
BPI will accomplish this goal with three key components:
- Informing consumers, generators, municipalities and composters of the
benefits and availability of products and packaging certified to meet
the ASTM standards.
When you buy a product labeled "compostable," look for the BPI Compostable Logo. If you don't see it, ask your manufacturer or retailer to use it.