Biodegradable Products Institute
Compostable Products Decision Tree
The BPI certifies products to compost completely and safely in a commercial or municipal compost facility. But the larger question: is your product a good fit for composting? Take a few moments to walk through this decision tree analysis to determine if your product should, in fact, be compostable.
For more information about ASTM D6400/D6868, click here.
Compliant with ASTM D6400 / D6868?
Can it Be Disassembled?
Does It Contain Product Residuals?
Used for Food or Agriculture Applications?
Suitable for Municipal Collection?
Compliant with ASTM D6400 or D6868?
Is the entire/complete article/product compliant with D6400/D6868?
Not Appropriate for Composting
The products will likely NOT be accepted by composters and, therefore, would be a poor candidate for compostability.
To be BPI certified, your product must successfully pass ASTM D6400 or D6868 testing at one of 18 BPI-approved test labs. For more information, visit the
BPI Website for Certification Information.
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