We understand that sometimes it might be really confusing with all that composting standards, certifications, certifying organizations. Hopefully the chart below will help you to see the difference between home composting and industrial composting standards and the main certifying bodies.
|Certifications||Industiral compost||Home compost|
|Product compost requirements||Requires commercial compost facility||Occurs at the backyard conditions at home|
|Test standard – USA||ASTM D6400||Currently none|
|Test standard – Europe||EN 13432||TUV Austria OK Compost HOME is the basis for standards in different countries|
|Certifying organizations||BPI (USA), TUV Austria OK Compost INDUSTRIAL||TUV Austria OK Compost HOME|