Prerequisites for CMA Certification

By Kari Rolnick CMA strives to be the highest standard in compostable product testing in North America.  When a product attains CMA certification, it has been evaluated from multiple perspectives: 1) Is it a product that is related to food or yard waste? 2) Is there a means of collecting the product for proper disposal? […]

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 […]

ASTM D34 Sub-Committee Needs Composting, Municipal and Hauling Expertise!

CMA and its network facilities have led the movement to create compostable product field disintegration testing standards since 2017. The genesis of this work was inspired by the leadership of CMA technical advisor, Dr. Kelvin Okamoto, who encouraged CMA to use its extensive experience to lead the efforts within the ASTM International D34 Waste Management […]

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 […]