The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)

North America
Phone: 1-888-BPI-LOGO (274-5646)
331 West 57th Street
Suite 415
New York, NY 10019


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


"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."


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.