Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) Certified Compostable Bags

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When to Use

Use for compostable products, not for trash or recyclables.  Putting compostables in the landfill releases methane, a polluting greenhouse gas.


Consumer, Industrial

Cost Savings

Increasing composting and recycling lowers your garbage bill. 

Criteria for Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) Certified Compostable Bags

Info on this product category: Bags: Compostable Plastic


Only use compostable bags for compost. Compostables in the landfill release methane, a polluting greenhouse gas that can lead to climate change.

Get free signs and a toolkit that helps people compost and recycle. 

Criteria for Bags: Compostable Plastic

Criteria for Required products:

Compostable plastic bags must meet requirements at

Last updated

Last updated: 
December 25, 2021

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Guide for Small Businesses & Homes

For kitchen compostables in the home, used milk cartons are a money-saving alternative to compostable bags

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