Compost standards and certifications

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.

CertificationsIndustiral compostHome compost
Product compost requirementsRequires commercial compost facilityOccurs at the backyard conditions at home
Test standard – USAASTM D6400Currently none
Test standard – EuropeEN 13432TUV Austria OK Compost HOME is the basis for standards in different countries
Certifying organizationsBPI (USA),                                    TUV Austria OK Compost INDUSTRIALTUV Austria OK Compost HOME

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