Why Choose a Biobased Product?

By choosing a biobased product, the consumer can be assured , in instances where certification is available, that the National and International 3rd party certification testing facilities stand behind the accuracy of the percent of biobased ingredients as stated on the label. The USDA has established the least biobased content standards for many product categories. A product must meet or exceed the least biobased content percentage in its given group to qualify for certification. Products belonging in categories for which minimum biobased content requirements have not yet been established must contain at least 25% biobased content.

USDA Certified Bio-based Product Certification

This certification means that consumers can be assured that the USDA and the Federal Government stand behind the accuracy of the bio-based ingredients as stated on our labels.

Ok Compost Industrial

This certification means that any product with the OK Compost Industrial label is guaranteed to degrade in an industrial composting plant. This applies to all components, inks, and additives.

Ok Compost Home

This certification means that any product with the OK Compost Home label is guaranteed to degrade in a home composting environment. This applies to all components, inks, and additives.

Ok Compost Marine

This certification means that any product with the OK Compost Marine label is guaranteed as biodegradable if it were to end up as marine debris. This applies to all components, inks, and additives.

Composting and Manufacturing Alliance Certification

This certification means that our product had been tested and proven compostable with competent and reliable scientific evidence that all the materials in the items will break down into, or otherwise become part of, usable compost in an appropriate composting facility in the United States of America.

National Stewardship Action Council

In a world where environmental consciousness is paramount, the journey towards sustainability is paved with innovative ideas and a commitment to change. Pura Vida Bioplastics, a forward-thinking company, has taken a significant step in the right direction by becoming a member of the National Stewardship Action Council, exemplifying their dedication to preserving our planet.

The National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) is a coalition of organizations that share a common goal: to shift the paradigm of waste management from a linear, “take-make-dispose” model to a circular one where products and materials are designed for reuse, recycling, or safe disposal. Joining this council is a testament to Pura Vida Bioplastics’ dedication to minimizing their environmental footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future.

Green Sports Alliance

The world of sports is about much more than just competition; it’s also a powerful platform for positive change. Pura Vida Bioplastics, a company at the forefront of sustainable solutions, has taken a significant step in the direction of green sports by being an exhibitor at Green Sports Alliance Summit. This remarkable partnership showcases their unwavering commitment to the environment and sustainability.

The Green Sports Alliance is a global organization that unites sports teams, venues, and fans to promote environmental and social responsibility within the world of sports. Their annual Green Sports Alliance Summit is an event that brings together industry leaders, teams, and individuals passionate about fostering sustainable practices in sports. Pura Vida Bioplastics’ sponsorship of this summit signifies their dedication to making a lasting impact on the sporting world.

Houston Minority Supplier Development

Diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords at Pura Vida Bioplastics; they are deeply ingrained in our values and practices. We are proud to announce our membership in the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC), demonstrating our unwavering commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our business operations.

The HMSDC is a vital organization dedicated to connecting minority-owned businesses with major corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions. It serves as a bridge, creating opportunities for economic growth and collaboration among a diverse array of suppliers and stakeholders. By joining this esteemed council, Pura Vida Bioplastics is taking a proactive stance in promoting diversity and supporting minority-owned businesses.



At Pura Vida Bioplastics, our commitment to sustainability goes beyond eco-friendly products; it extends to our business practices, including our partnerships and affiliations. We are proud to be a member of SUSTA (Southern United States Trade Association), an organization that aligns with our values and mission to promote sustainability and responsible trade practices.

SUSTA is an association that brings together agricultural producers and agribusinesses from the Southern United States with international buyers seeking high-quality, sustainable, and safe food and agricultural products. As a member of SUSTA, we are part of a dynamic network that facilitates responsible trade and encourages economic growth for our region.