Certifications

Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)

Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is North America’s leading certifier of compostable products and packaging. Their certification program ensures that products and packaging displaying the BPI logo have been independently tested and verified according to scientifically based standards. They promote best practices for the diversion and recovery of compostable materials through municipal and commercial composting.

✔ Our Sugarcane Straws have been certified and are registered with Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), which has tested and certified against ASTM D6400 and ASTM D6868 for compostability in municipal and industrial composting facilities.

✔ V1 Certified Q2 2020

✔ V2 Certified 2022Q2

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

✔ Our Sugarcane Straws have been certified and tested to pass U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (21CFR) Part 175.300 which ensures that our product is safe to use in food and beverages.

✔ Certified Q3 2018!

Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS)

SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) follows the EU Regulation EU No. 10-2011 Testing: Food contact test for consumer goods and retail.

  • A test that products comply with the appropriate regulations for food contact materials.
  • All materials that come into contact with food, from manufacturers’ packaging to crockery and cutlery, glassware, ceramics, and storage containers should be tested to ensure they are safe for food contact.
  • They must not transfer their constituents into the foodstuff in unacceptable quantities.
  • Food contact testing protects the health of consumers.

✔ Our Sugarcane Straws have been certified and passed this EU standardized test which ensures that our product is safe to come into contact with food and beverages.

✔ Certified Q2 2018!

Cedar Grove Composting and Compost Manufacturing Alliance (CMA)

Cedar Grove Composting and Compost Manufacturing Alliance is a nationwide partnership of compost manufacturing facilities providing field disintegration testing for food service products. Our Sugarcane Straws are commercially accepted for CMA-I (covered in-vessel) which utilizes automated aeration and membrane laminate covers to consistently control temperature and oxygen levels in the piles. Active composting in this technology range from 45 to 60 days.

✔ Our Sugarcane Straws are certified and approved for CMA-I which ensures that our product is safe for industrial composting facilities. Accepted by Cedar Grove Facilities.

✔ Certified Q3 2018!

DIN e. V., DIN CERTCO

DIN e. V., DIN CERTCO, Founded in 1972 by the German Institute for Standardization, has continuously worked to maintain its reputation in certification services around the globe. Thanks to the separation between DIN CERTCO’s testing and assessment functions, and their accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065, their quality marks ensure competence, independence and impartiality.

This testing standard covers products made from bioplastics that are designed to be composted in municipal and industrial aerobic composting facilities. The properties in this specification are those required to determine if bioplastics and products made from bioplastics will compost satisfactorily commercial and municipal composting facilities, including biodegrading at a rate comparable to known compostable materials.

✔ Our Sugarcane Straws have been certified and are registered with DIN CERTCO, who have tested and certified against ASTM D6400 and EU 13432 / EN 13432 standards for industrial/municipal compostability from biodegradable materials.

✔ Certified Q2 2019!

Plastics Industry Development Center (PIDC)

Plastics Industry Development Center (PIDC) is an organization in Taiwan that services the plastic industry including testing procedures. The analysis was conducted using Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR Spectroscopy) with Differential Scanning Calorimetery (DSC) analysis which show our sugarcane straws do not contain the 5P:

  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

✔ Our Sugarcane Straws have been certified and passed this PIDC test which ensures that our Sugarcane Straws do NOT contain the following plastics (5P).

✔ Certified Q3 2018!

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