As of 1 December 2017, TÜV AUSTRIA Group has taken over the OK compost label from the independent Belgian testing institute Vinçotte and integrates these activities into TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium.
Plans are underway to expand the product certification service, which labels bio-based, biodegradable and compostable products.
TÜV AUSTRIA Group is now integrating the OK compost activities into TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium as of 1 December 2017.
Explaining the takeover, Ron Bekkers, executive director of Life, Training & Certification at TÜV AUSTRIA Group, said: “The product certification service OK compost ideally complements TÜV AUSTRIA Group’s portfolio, especially in times when reducing the volume of plastic products has become a global trend,”
He continued: “We’re going to develop the label further in the near future and want to offer this service worldwide soon, thus contributing once again in matters of environmental protection issues”.
Sustainable Product Certification
In existence since 1995, OK compost identifies products either made of bio-based materials or which are biodegradable or compostable. With its broad product certification portfolio, OK compost is the clear number one in Europe and, together with its network of partners outside Europe, it operates in more than 40 countries. This certification can be applied to a wide variety of product groups, including plastic bags, films and various packaging materials, such as foodstuffs.