Mission Statement

The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is a multi-stakeholder association of key individuals and groups from government, industry and academia, which promotes the use, and recycling of biodegradable polymeric materials (via composting). The BPI is open to any materials and products that demonstrate that they meet the requirements in ASTM D6400 or D6868, based on testing in a BPI-approved laboratory.

BPI will accomplish this goal with three key components:
  • Education
    The BPI will inform consumers, generators and municipal and industrial composters of the benefits and availability of biodegradable and compostable materials which meet the specifications outlined below, based on independent testing in the appropriate labs.

  • Adoption of Scientifically Based Standards
    The Compostable Logo can be awarded to any product which meets the requirements in ASTM D6400 or D6868, specifications based on more than 8 years of research by suppliers, composters and academia.

  • Alliances with Other Organizations
    The BPI will continue to work with other organizations to further the use and recovery of biodegradable materials, including harmonization of standards around the world.



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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