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Food Service Ware - Compostable Plastic - BPI Certified Products

Consider using reusables instead of single-use items.

Find PFAS-free compostable food ware products: BPI-certified list ; CMA-Approved list; and CEH’s foodware database.

Learn about BPI Certification here. The Center for Environmental Health's Green Screen Certified FoodWare database which was developed by CEH and Clean Production Action (also a national environmental non-profit organization), to avoid regrettable substitutes and address concerns with toxic chemicals in the entire product. The most basic level (silver) ensures that products do not contain PFAS, other chemicals of high concern or known regrettable substitutes. If you want to know more details about it, you can either refer directly to the standard or watch a recording of the webinar.


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