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


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 is North America’s leading certifier of compostable products and packaging. Learn why hundreds of manufacturers and brand owners have chosen BPI to verify their compostability claims. 

The BPI certification process is thorough and requires attention to detail from all parties involved. The content in these pages is designed to give current and prospective BPI members all of the information needed to navigate the certification process as efficiently as possible.

BPI’s online database features over 9,000 certified products and materials searchable by Product Name, Company, SKU, or Keyword. All newly certified and recertified products and materials are automatically listed here.

A sublicense allows the BPI Certification Mark to be used by a customer of a BPI Member for private label products, for resale under the customer’s brand. Learn more about sublicensing works from the perspective of members and sublicensees.

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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