The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)

Country: 
North America
Contact: 

info@bpiworld.org
Phone: 1-888-BPI-LOGO (274-5646)
331 West 57th Street
Suite 415
New York, NY 10019

Who: 

"A multi-stakeholder association of key individuals and groups from government, industry and academia."

What: 

"Promotes the use, and recovery of biodegradable polymeric materials [...] through education, adoption of scientifically based standards and cooperative activities with other organizations in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan."

Activities: 

The BPI works with the US Composting Council on the "Compostable Logo" program, a program that identifies, tests and certifies plastic products that biodegrade and compost in accordance with the ASTM D6400 and D6868. To qualify, the products "must biodegrade at a rate comparable to yard trimmings, food scraps and other compostable materials, such as kraft paper bags" The products are not required to be home compostable.