With over 450 eco-labels (or seals) out there, some aren’t regulated as much as they should be or fall short of their expectations. It’s easy to check to make sure they align with your values by doing a quick search within the EcoLabel Index, BCorp, or BPI World Org directories. 🌈 The More You Know to be a conscious consumer.
For example, I was surprised there were three compostable certifications as I've only encountered one of them on packaging to-date.
Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)
Denotes certification by the Biodegradable Products Institute to be compostable in commercial or municipal composting facilities in compliance with the U.S. standard ASTM D6400.
OK Compost Home
Denotes certification by Vinçotte as compostable in backyard or home composting facilities. This is one of the world’s only home composting certifications and it is based on the European standard EN 13432.
Denotes certification by Vinçotte to be compostable in commercial or municipal composting facilities in compliance with the European standard EN 13432.
Certified biobased according to USDA standards. These products come from renewable resources and provide an alternative to petroleum-based products.
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