“Expand opportunities and access for systems that accept and process certified products in the context of zero waste.


Provide technically and scientifically credible certifications for materials that biodegrade in biologically active environments.


Drive awareness and  understanding of composting  systems that include certified products, in  the context of the circular economy and diversion of organics from landfill


Expand opportunities and access for systems that accept and process  certified products in the context of zero waste. 

BPI and BioCycle Magazine hosted a virtual workshop with Composters, Municipalities, and others in early 2021 that yielded a shared Roadmap and Action Plan for overcoming top barriers to the acceptance of successful processing of certified compostable products in a more holistic way

A core focus of BPI's activities is on bills, regulations, and legislation that support (or sometimes threaten to hinder) a shift to the circular economy. Active tracking and engagement at both the state and federal levels is part of this work.

BPI is committed to making sure composters, regulators, and other stakeholders have enough information on “real world” performance to trust that certified products meeting ASTM standards will break down in facilities designed to accept food scraps and packaging.

One of the biggest limitations to the success of compostable products is the lack of infrastructure for collecting and processing food scraps and compostable packaging. BPI is working on policy and funding initiatives to expand this infrastructure. 

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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