TECHNICAL MEMOS

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learning, growing, and sharing

CMA is committed to learning, growing, and sharing best practices with composters and our testing customers. We will periodically share memos and news related to technical aspects of our testing processes, composting, and product development. If there are topics that would be of interest to you, please feel free to send us suggestions at customerservice@composterapproved.com.

Prerequisites for CMA Certification

By Kari Rolnick CMA strives to be the highest standard in compostable product testing in North America.  When a product…

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,…

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…

Total Fluorine Analysis Requirements

Updated: March 18, 2022 Total fluorine (F) analysis is required for approval by Compost Manufacturing Alliance and to determine if…