In addition to meeting the technical standards in the certification scheme and the BPI Certification Mark requirements in the License Agreement, all products, packages and materials must meet the following eligibility criteria:
A detailed list of In Scope (Eligible) and Out of Scope (Ineligible without approval) items is available in Appendix B of the BPI Certification Scheme.
Don't see your item on the In Scope list? Companies who wish to have an item considered for eligibility by the BPI Composter and Municipality Advisory Panel can submit their request here.
For some items, BPI has specific policies and requirements in order for products to be eligible. Those policies are available here:
As per BPI’s Eligibility Requirements in Appendix B of the Certification Scheme, ineligible items may be considered for regional pilot projects, closed-loop venues, and take-back programs. These are granted on a case-by-case basis, with approval decided by the Executive Director and BPI Board of Directors, after consultation with BPI’s Composter and Municipality Advisory Panel.
Please use this form to submit an application for one of these projects.