Speaker | Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)
Edgewater, CO | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Truelove is Legislation and Advocacy Manager at BPI, a non-profit advocating for the value of certified compostable packaging in diverting organic waste to composting. Alex joined BPI in early 2022 to lead the organization’s policy and advocacy work, having previously directed the U.S. Public Interest Research Group’s (PIRG) zero waste program. He remains passionate about waste reduction, public policy, and working with others to incrementally solve messy environmental problems.
Session Code: F4
Track: Diversion and Collection
Session Name: Compostable Products Update
Session Time: Thursday, January 26, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Presentation Title: How Public Policy Will Make or Break the Compost Industry. Plus: Unveiling the New BPI/USCC Product Labeling Principles
Presentation Description: In just the past few years, new policies have emerged at the federal, state, and local level to expand compost infrastructure and support compostable products. Despite these developments, the U.S. still provides relatively few opportunities for collection, support for processing, or incentives for application, all while failing to address the non-compostable products that contaminate streams. The good news: many of our elected leaders want to make changes for the better but need guidance. Hear how members of the compost industry can take advantage of this unique window of by understanding what near-term policies are being considered and how to effectively advocate. BONUS: BPI will unveil and explain its joint USCC product labeling principles heading into 2023.