FEE.115-Field Validating Compostable Products: How BPI is Addressing Composter Confidence in Certification-AC23.USCC

BPI certification was launched in 1999 as a joint initiative with USCC, with agreement between the producers and receivers of the compostable product on the criteria for certification. Fast forward 20+ years and there’s a growing composter confidence issue, in part linked back to alignment on whether the certification criteria is a reliable enough indicator for real world breakdown. BPI’s path forward to address this issue was informed by a 2021 stakeholder workshop and led to work on a standardized field test method at ASTM, as well as a program for composters to check whether plastics in their overs are compostable or a lookalike contaminant.
Speakers: Rhodes Yepsen
Duration: 20 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Member Price: $30.00
Non-Member Price: $52.50
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