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NEWMOA and NERC held a webinar discussion certifications for compostable bags and other compostable products. The presenters address the following questions:

  • Is legislation the answer?
  • What type of training resources would be beneficial for stakeholders - composters, haulers, food scrap generators, foodservice product providers - to effectively navigate the world of certified compostable products? 

Presenters:

Webinar recording: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ADExLyhFTA&t-8s

Resources

Maryland Law:

http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?stab=01&pid=billpage&tab=subject3&ys=2017rs&id=HB1349

California Law:

https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/environment/ag_website_environmental_claims.pdf

Seattle Law:

www.seattle.gov/util/MyServices/Recycling/ReduceReuse/PlasticBagBan/index.htm

California law regarding “biodegradable” plastics claims

Maryland approves biodegradable labeling law and composting study

Seattle’s Food Service Packaging Requirements

Fake Organics

The Evolving Landscape of Composting in the Northeast

Compostable Products and Postconsumer Food Scraps

For more information, contact Terri Goldberg at .

 

 

Last Modified 08/21/2012

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