BPI Membership

BPI offers different membership categories to companies and organizations with a sincere interest in promoting the use of compostable products and materials throughout the world.

Please follow the instructions on this form if you would like to become a BPI Member, or are a current Member that has not declared your intentions for 2022 Membership.




Full Member - $8,000 Annual Membership Fee* (includes 5 licenses/certificates)

  • Companies and organizations that hold active certificates with BPI, and are interested in supporting and engaging with BPI on Certification, Education, and Advocacy topics
  • Access for up to 3 company representatives on each of the following BPI Committees:
        • Standards & Procedures - A technical committee overseeing the certification scheme associated with issuing the BPI Certification Mark, and a venue for discussing standardized tests and specifications. 
        • Communications & Outreach - Help facilitate growth in the awareness of the role certified compostables play in the circular economy,  and the many Education and Advocacy initiatives BPI and its partners are pursuing. 
        • Legislation & Advocacy - A forum for collaborating on pending legislation that impacts compostable products and packaging, as well as the growth of the composting industry. Access to bill tracking reports and policy dashboards. 
  • $1,000 per additional 5 licenses / certificates 
  • BPI Member communications including Newsletters and Monthly Member Webinars
  • Member voting rights, Board eligibility 

*$5,500 Membership Fee for 2022; $8,000 for 2023 and beyond




Stakeholder Industry Member - $5,000 Annual Membership Fee*

  • Companies and organizations that do not hold active certificates with BPI, but are interested in supporting and engaging with BPI on Certification, Education, and Advocacy topics

  • Access for up to 3 company representatives on each of the following BPI Committees:

      • Standards & Procedures - A technical committee overseeing the validation process associated with issuing the BPI Certification Mark. 
      • Communications & Outreach - Help facilitate growth in the awareness of the BPI certification program and the many Education and Advocacy initiatives BPI and its partners are pursuing. 
      • Legislation & Advocacy - A forum for discussing and collaborating on pending legislation that impacts compostable products and packaging, as well as the growth of the composting industry. Identify projects and resources needed to better advocate for compostables within zero waste systems. 
  • BPI Member communications including Newsletters and Monthly Member Webinars

  • Member voting rights, no Board eligibility 

*$4,000 Membership Fee for 2022; $5,000 for 2023 and beyond 



Stakeholder Composter/Municipality Member - $0 Annual Membership Fee*

  • Entities collecting and/or processing compostable materials that want to represent the “downstream” voice within BPI, and to make sure the perspective of composters, haulers, and other stakeholders within organics diversion systems are represented within BPI, its committees, and its Board of Directors
  • Access to all BPI Committees including the Composter & Municipality Committee - a group reserved specifically for this class of BPI Members
  • BPI Member communications including Newsletters and Monthly Member Webinars
  • Member voting rights, Board eligibility




Certification Member - $3,500 Annual Membership Fee*(includes 5 licenses/certificates

  • Companies that hold active certificates with BPI for raw materials, components, or finished products. 
  • $1,000 per additional 5 licenses / certificates
  • Certifications only, no access to committees
  • BPI Member communications including Newsletters and Monthly Member Webinars
  • Member voting rights, no Board eligibility



BPI is a science-driven organization that supports a shift to the circular economy by promoting the production, use, and appropriate end of lives for materials and products that are designed to fully biodegrade in specific biologically active environments.

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