70A.455.030  <<  70A.455.040 >>   70A.455.050

Requirements for a product labeled "compostable."

*** CHANGE IN 2024 *** (SEE 2301-S2.SL) ***
(1) A product labeled as "compostable" that is sold, offered for sale, or distributed for use in Washington by a producer must:
(a) Meet ASTM standard specification D6400;
(b) Meet ASTM standard specification D6868; or
(c) Be comprised of wood, which includes renewable wood, or fiber-based substrate only.
(2) A product described in subsection (1)(a) or (b) of this section must:
(a) Meet labeling requirements established under the United States federal trade commission's guides; and
(b) Feature labeling that:
(i) Meets industry standards for being distinguishable upon quick inspection in both public sorting areas and in processing facilities;
(ii) Uses a logo indicating the product has been certified by a recognized third-party independent verification body as meeting the ASTM standard specification;
(iii) Displays the word "compostable," where possible, indicating the product has been tested by a recognized third-party independent body and meets the ASTM standard specification; and
(iv) Uses green, beige, or brown labeling, color striping, or other green, beige, or brown symbols, colors, tinting, marks, or design patterns that help differentiate compostable items from noncompostable items.


FindingsIntentScope of authority of chapter 180, Laws of 20222022 c 180: See notes following RCW 70A.205.007.
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