Certifications

Materials

FSC 100%

Indicates paper pulp is made of 100% virgin material from FSC-certified forests.

FSC Recycled

Indicates paper pulp is made of 100% recycled fiber.

FSC Mix

Indicates paper pulp is made from a mix of FSC-certified sources, recycled pulp, and wood from controlled forests.

SFI Chain of Custody

Indicates paper pulp is made from a mix of SFI-certified sources, recycled pulp, and wood from controlled forests.

PEFC Chain of Custody

Indicates paper pulp is made from a mix of PEFC-certified sources, recycled pulp, and wood from controlled forests.

ASTM 5988

Tests aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials in exposed environment.

ASTM D6400

Tests compostability of plastic films and bags in industrial composting facilities.

ASTM D6868

Certifies compostability of paper products with a biodegradable plastic film or coating, in industrial composting facilities.

ASTM D5511

Tests whether a material would convert to methane in a landfill.

ISO 17556

Tests aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials. Uses ASTM 5988 methodology.

ISO 14001

Identifies standards for an effective environmental management system.

BPI

Satisfies compostability standards ASTM D6400 or D6868.

OK Biobased

Tests that the material is derived from plants, agricultural byproducts or agricultural waste.

OK Compost Home

Certifies a material is compostable in a home compost.

OK Compost Industrial

Certifies a material is compostable in an industrial composting plant.

OK Biodegradable Marine

Certifies a material biodegrades in the sea. Only allowed on products used in the marine environment.

OK Biodegradable Water

Certifies a material biodegrades in freshwater environments.

OK Biodegradable Soil

Certifies a material biodegrades in soil, without adversely affecting the environment.

NEN Biobased Content

Certifies a product is fully or partially derived from plants, agricultural byproducts, or agricultural waste, based on EN 16785-1.

EN 13432

Tests compostability of plastic packaging materials in industrial composting facilities.

EN 14995

Tests compostability of plastic materials in industrial composting facilities.

Seedling

Satisfies compostability standards EN 13432 or EN 14995.