At an organics workshop in Richmond Hill on December 6, Susan Antler, executive director of the The Composting Council of Canada (CCC), told the audience that Recyc-Quebec is going to develop a certification for biodegradable bags. Ms. Antler said Recyc-Quebec is going to invest $39,000 on the certification program for biodegradable bags, and that the BNQ will undertake a review through the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).
This is a a six-month review process, she said, and will make use of the ASTM and two other standards so as to not reinvent what has been established elsewhere. There will be committee meetings, public meetings, public input, and SCC will give a number and its endorsement. The process will be complete in 2006 and companies will pay to be certified and will receive a BPI-style stamp.
(For details about the workshop, see Guy Crittenden’s blog entry “Organics, the AMRC event, and some big news” by looking under “blog” in red at left of the home page.)