All Full and Stakeholder Members have access to our committees. Learn more about BPI Membership here.
BPI has a number of Committees and Working Groups for members to participate in. Joining one or all of these groups is the best way to get involved with BPI and to lend your organization’s perspective to the many important issues facing compostable products and organics diversion today. These committees are chaired by a member of the BPI Board of Directors, and are open to employees of BPI Full and Stakeholder Industry Members. Committees typically meet via conference call once per month. To join a committee please fill out the "Join A Committee" form on the BPI Member Hub.
Board Chairs: Keith Edwards, Danimer and Leah Ford, NatureWorks LLC
Staff Lead: Clifton Passow
Charter: A group of BPI Members working together to grow awareness of BPI and the overall value of compostable products by supporting and promoting the organization's Certification, Education, and Advocacy programs.
Monthly Call: First Wednesday of the month, 11 EST
Board Chairs: Peg Hoks, Georgia Pacific and Becky Brooks, NatureWorks, LLC
Certifier & Technical Reviewer: Oliver Ehlert, DIN CERTCO
Staff Lead: Margaret Eldridge
Charter: A technical committee overseeing the validation process associated with issuing the BPI Certification Mark. The committee will also act as a liaison between BPI, BPI member companies, and standards bodies such as ASTM.
Monthly Call: Second Tuesday of every month, 10 EST
Board Chairs: Jeanette Hanna, BASF and Laurie Hansen Sheets, WPA (representative of Natureworks, LLC)
Staff Lead: Alex Truelove, Legislation & Advocacy Manager
Charter: 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.
Monthly Call: First Tuesday of the month, 1 EST
Board Chairs: Melissa Tashjian, Compost Crusader and Justen Garrity, Veteran Compost DC
Staff Lead: Rhodes Yepsen, Executive Director
Charter: A forum within BPI for Composters and Municipalities to provide essential feedback and direction on key Certification, Education, and Advocacy projects. It provides a direct feedback loop within the organization for Composters and Municipalities and provides a space for discussing and collaborating on pending legislation that impacts compostable products and packaging, as well as the growth of the composting industry. It also provides opportunity to identify projects and resources needed in order to better advocate for compostables within zero waste systems.
Monthly Call: Third Tuesday of the month, 3pm EST
Please Note: This committee is only open to Composters and Municipality Stakeholder Members.