NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2012 (Press Release) -Travis Carter, Director of Sustainability for Unisource Global Solutions (UGS) – a world leader in developing and commercializing innovative, globally sustainable packaging solutions and a division of Unisource Worldwide, Inc. – has been named to the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) Board of Directors for a two-year term.
BPI is a professional association of key individuals and groups from government, industry and academia that promotes the use and recycling of biodegradable polymeric materials. BPI certifies materials and products that demonstrate (via scientifically proven techniques) biodegradability in approved composting facilities.
Carter, along with 15 other BPI board members across North America, will be responsible for directing BPI’s education efforts to the general public. Education consists of product standards, set and verified by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) in accordance with the US Composting Council, and how those standards are positively impacting the future of our environment.
“As a representative of UGS, I am honored to be a board member for BPI, where a strong focus is placed on setting and verifying standards that protect our environment and composting systems,” said Carter.
According to Gary Miller, President of UGS, “Our organization has always been a strong believer in BPI’s mission. I know that Travis’ involvement on the board will prove to be a source of continuing education and valuable knowledge for our company and our clients.”
Members of BPI include include leading resin suppliers (such as BASF, Cereplast, Heritage Plastics, NatureWorks LLC, Novamont, and Telles,LLC); compostable product manufacturers and distributors (such as BioBag, BioGroup USA, Biosphere Industries, Glad Products, Huhtamaki, Fabri-Kal, Farnell Packaging Limited, Frito-Lay & Polar-gruppen AS); government officials and the scientific community (Ramani Narayan, Ph.D., Chairman of ASTM Subcommittee D20.96 on Environmentally Degradable Plastics and Biobased Products).