Rhodes Yepsen

Rhodes Yepsen

Rhodes Yepsen

Speaker | BPI

New York, NY | exec.dir@bpiworld.org

Rhodes Yepsen is Executive Director of the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), a non-profit advocating for the scalable diversion of organic waste to composting, by verifying that products and packaging will break down in a professionally managed composting facility, without harming the quality of the compost. BPI is North America’s leading certifier of compostable products and packaging. Yepsen has served on the Board of USCC, and is an advisor to several sustainable packaging groups. He got his start in the composting world as an editor and writer at BioCycle magazine.

Session Code: 1C

Track: Compostable Products

Session Name: Accepting and Rejecting Guidance and Experience; The Road to Addressing Issues

Session Time: Tuesday, January 25, 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM

Presentation Title: The BPI Roadmap to Overcoming Challenges to Compostable Product Acceptance

Presentation Description: Coming Soon


Session Code: 2C

Track: Compostable Products

Session Name: Compostable Product Labeling and Contamination Reduction

Session Time: Wednesday, January 26, 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM

Presentation Title: Regulatory Approach: Review of Policies and Legislation for Compostable Products – Labeling, EPR, and Organic Standards

Presentation Description: Coming Soon