Compostable in Industrial Facilities –Certificated by BPI
The 100% Compostable packaging PaperCompost/HB® manufactured by Sacchital has been awarded the BPI certification by the Biodegradable Products Institut, referring to the quality of compostable products. Getting awarded the BPI certification means that a product has gone through a rigorous testing process that has been confirmed to meet the compostable standards of the BPI organization.
BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) is North America’s leading certifier of compostable products and packaging. It is a science-driven organization whose aim is to support the 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 specifically biologically active environments.
To ensure that the products and packaging materials are truly compostable, BPI created an innovative certification program in 1999.
Only member companies that have their finished products certified as meeting ASTM D6400 and / or ASTM D6868 can use the logo to provide assurance of compostability or biodegradability. This innovative logo verifies that our packaging has been independently tested and verified according to scientifically based standards.
Easy to read, easy to use.
The BPI Logo is designed to be printed on products and packages. Now consumers, composters, waste haulers and officials can now easily distinguish those plastic materials designed to completely biodegrade when composted in well-run municipal and industrial facilities, where biodegradation occurs at a very high speed in comparison to home composting. No plastic residues will be left behind to ensure the high-quality value of the finished compost.
The BPI Logo contains a unique certification number located in the lower right corner, indicating the manufacturer or distributor of an approved product.
Science-based, widely recognized
Products are tested in officially approved, independent laboratories. BPI’s science experts verify that the products meet requirements in ASTM Specifications D6400 or D6868. These standards resulted from eight years of intensive work by leading scientists, resin producers and members of the composting industry.
Passing these specifications means that a product is able to biodegrade completely, quickly and safely- just like food scraps, kraft paper and yard trimmings. ASTM D6400 is designed to cover plastic films and bags. ASTM D6868 is specific for packaging that is designed to be composted.
The BPI Compostable Logo program is recognized throughout North America and Canada as the standard for approved biodegradable products in organics diversion programs.