BPI requires that the BPI Certification Mark be used on all sublicensed products and packaging unless the category is considered exempt.
Before the sublicense agreement will be sent for signatures, representative samples of product and packaging artwork must be submitted to BPI and approved. BPI can provide watermarked versions of the BPI Certification Marks for preliminary design and approval purposes only. Once BPI has received the signed sublicense agreement, the sublicensee will receive official Certification Marks, including versions of the Primary Mark that are unique to the sublicensee. If the Primary Mark will be used on the sublicensed products and/or packaging, they must display the sublicensee’s unique company ID number and not the licensee’s.
BPI’s Certification Mark Guidelines provide the requirements for using the BPI Certification Mark. This manual details the different versions of the Certification Mark, provides overviews of current regulatory requirements for compostability messaging in the United States and Canada, and shows examples of the Certification Marks in use.
For information on labeling, please visit the Labeling FAQ.For questions about BPI’s artwork requirements and approval process, please click here.