BPI is the leading authority on compostable products and packaging in North America thanks, in large part, to its certification program that has been operating for over 20 years. That program, and the Certification Mark associated with it, is the most reliable, widely-recognized third-party verification of whether or not an item meets ASTM’s compostability standards – a metric required by every US state that has regulatory language around the definition of compostability, and a method for meeting the FTC’s requirement that all claims of compostability are supported by scientific evidence.
Meeting the ASTM standards is only the beginning of what BPI’s compostability certification verifies for the entire value chain. Additional elements of BPI’s program include:
BPI is in the process of reviewing existing standards and programs for home compostatbility to determine whether home compostability certification can be added to BPI’s offering. A study of items certified for home compostability set to conclude in late 2022 will inform how and when this program will be rolled out. Please check back for updates on this new offering.