ASTM WK34780

    New Specification for Plastic Materials that Anaerobically Biodegrade in Landfills

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D20.96 | Committee D20 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    The standard specification establishes the minimum requirements for characterizing plastics as anaerobically biodegradable in landfills with various moisture content.

    Important because it establishes pass fail criteria for the anaerobic biodegradation of plastics in landfills which will be useful to governments and regulators seeking to identify what type of plastic is and is not acceptable for disposal in landfills.


    Biodegradation; Degradation; Anaerobic; Landfill; Bioreactor;

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Graham Swift

    Draft Under Development