speakerRhodes Yepsen

Biodegradable Products Institute

Rhodes Yepsen is Executive Director of the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), the leading certification organization for compostable products in North America. A nonprofit, the BPI's goal is to assist in the diversion of organic waste to composting, by verifying that products and packaging will completely break down in a professionally managed composting facility, without harming the quality of that compost. Prior to joining BPI, Mr. Yepsen worked for Novamont, served on the Board of Directors at the U.S. Composting Council (USCC), and was Associate Editor at BioCycle. Education: Graduated from Oberlin College.