SPI Staff Liaisons: Patrick Krieger and Marie Gargas
The SPI Bioplastics Division of SPI works to promote the development of bioplastics as an integral part of the plastics industry by:
Industrial Compostability Claims Checklist
The Federal Trade Commission’s Green Guide provides direction to companies making claims about industrial compostability. This guidance document provides a handy checklist and examples about things to consider when putting them on product packaging.
Bioplastics Simplified: Attributes of Biobased and Biodegradable Plastics
The term “bioplastics” describes a wide range of materials. This paper discusses the growing field of bioplastics, and how material innovations can offer environmental advantages.
Position Paper on Degradeable Additives
This position paper outlines the issues and questions of concern in order to support consumers, retailers and theplastics industry in identifying unsubstantiated and misleadingproduct claims around degradability and biodegradability ofplastics.
SPI Bioplastics Connect provides the latest bioplastics information including market updates, global initiatives, release of new educational materials and more. PDF archives of past issues are available here.
The Steering Committee is comprised of respected leaders in the bioplastics industry and provides strategic advice to the organization. Some of the responsibilities of the committee include coordinating the activities of the Division, establishing general policies and operating procedures, creating or dissolving committees, and making executive level decisions as required.
Communications, Marketing and Membership (CMM) Committee
The CMM Committee is responsible for promotion and marketing of Division activities, issue response, development of collateral and marketing materials and member recruitment. This committee also oversees creation of content and distribution of the council’s Bioplastics Connect newsletter and the Innovation in Bioplastics awards program.
These committees provide an open forum for professional discussion of technical issues and items related to the bioplastics industry. They develop and publish white papers, provide technical webinars and present at seminars and forums. Members of these committees are grouped according to related activities within a particular scope of work.
Development of comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding proposed changes to the BioPreferred program.
Bioplastics feedstocks white paper.
For more information about the SPI Bioplastics Division, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
Patrick Krieger: (202) 974-5281
Marie Gargas: (202) 974-5330
Click here to download a Bioplastics Division membership application form.