Paper Straw Policy Changes

CMA is committed to finding solutions to contamination in composting through real-world testing and strategies. As part of that strategy, CMA accepts (but does not certify) certain products that may not meet or do not have an applicable ASTM standard. This is part of our Plastic Elimination Strategy. These products include those may not be […]

HB1799

On March 25, 2022, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 17991, a comprehensive organics management bill to reduce methane emissions by supporting programs to divert organic materials from landfills. The bill provides support for edible food capture, access to organics recycling, markets for compost and product labelling to reduce contamination of organics streams. […]

Total Fluorine Analysis Requirements

Updated: March 18, 2022 Total fluorine (F) analysis is required for approval by Compost Manufacturing Alliance and to determine if foodservice packaging meets any local requirements for F content. Samples for TestingEach sample should be a complete foodservice package preparedfor testing as noted below. For testing, the packaging must be ground to less than 20 […]