All BioBags and BioBag® films are certified compostable according to the US Standard ASTM D6400 and the European Standard EN 13432. BioBags are reviewed and approved in many commercial composting systems across the US.
Our customers should be confident that they are using the best truly compostable product with the highest integrity on the market. Please contact us if you would like detailed information on our certifications.
BPI Certification – ASTM D6400
BioBag® products are BPI certified to meet the ASTM D6400 specification. When it comes to making marketing claims regarding a product’s biodegradable or compostable attributes, the ASTM D6400 certification is the industry’s gold standard. The ASTM D6400 is the North American equivalent of the European EN 13432. Both specifications require that biodegradable/compostable products completely decompose in a composting setting in a specific time frame, leaving no harmful residues behind.
It is important to note that the ASTM D6400 is an ASTM specification, meaning specific results must be attained to receive certification. Some manufacturers, who have not met the ASTM D6400 specification, may reference other ASTM standards to promote their products. Usually, these companies will reference the ASTM 6954 or the ISO 14855 as proof that they have surpassed some standard for biodegradation. In fact, the ASTM 6954 and the ISO 14855 are standard procedures to be followed for conducting tests and have no pass/fail requirements for heavy metal content or a product’s ability to disintegrate.
The ASTM D6400 is currently the ultimate test for a biodegradable/compostable product’s ability to decompose in ideal composting conditions.
Think about it…. If a product can’t “go away” after being ground up, tumbled, heated to 165 degrees, and placed in the optimum setting for decomposition, a well-run composting site, would it meet most consumers beliefs of what a biodegradable/compostable product should be?
Because of the number of unsubstantiated claims in the marketplace, the State of California (see California Law) enacted into law a requirement that products sold in California must meet the ASTM D6400 specification to claim any “biodegradable qualities.” In fact, the state now requires the word “compostable” to be used to define a product’s ability to decompose.
US Food and Drug Administration Approved
Specific grades of resin used in the creation of BioBags comply fully with the Federal Food and Drug and Cosmetic Act and all applicable regulations. Contact your BioBag rep for more information.
OK Compost and Home Compost Certified