Legislation & Policy

There is A LOT going on in this space, and we know it can be confusing and frustrating to try to sort it all out. Our green geeks are committed to understanding the legislative landscape and how it affects our products, customers, consumers, and composters.

Let's start with some basic definitions:

the basic physical and organizational structure and facilities needed for the operation of a society or enterprise

Comprised of:

  • Collection / Hauling
  • Processing (commercial, home, on site digester)
  • Access to both collection and processing = success
laws, considered collectively


  • State vs. Federal
  • Challenges and Opportunities
public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy

Organizations we work with:

  • US Composting Council
  • BPI
  • Compost Manufacturing Alliance
  • FPI
  • SPC
  • PBPC
  • US Composting Infrastructure Coalition

2022 United States Legislative Landscape

Unprecedented legislative activity~290 proposed pieces of legislation relating to Foodservice Packaging in 31 states.

Map of United States Legislation

Trends to Watch:

  • COMPOST Act Reintroduced
  • Farm Bill
  • FTC Green Guides

  • Trends include added PFAS, EPR, Labelling and Mandatory Diversion
  • Your PZW has more regional info!

Questions? Ask your Product and Zero Waste Specialist