The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is a not-for-profit association of individuals and groups from government, industry, and academia. They educate manufacturers, legislators, and consumers about the importance of scientifically based standards for compostable materials that biodegrade in large composting facilities through their compostable label program. Member companies that have their finished products certified can use the logo on products and packages to provide assurance of compostability or biodegradability. Those plastic products are designed to biodegrade quickly, completely and safely, when composted in well-run municipal and commercial facilities. Passing the certification specifications means that a product will biodegrade completely, quickly, and safely, just like craft paper, yard trimmings, and food scraps. No plastic residues will be left behind to destroy the value of the finished compost.