ASTM WK38625

    Revision of D6400 - 12 Standard Specification for Labeling of Plastics Designed to be Aerobically Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities

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    Active Standard: D6400 - 12

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


    1. Rationale

    The following definition for composting appears in D6400. This definition is a paragraph long, and essentially is a collection of definitions that appeared in a Compost Facility Operations guide. The collection of sentences has the same elements in it and so essentially repeated in all the sentences. The proposed definition incorporates all the essential elements found in the existing definition and synthesizes it into a concise definition. The proposed definition is in agreement with rules of terminology standards and can be adopted into D883 as well.


    biodegradable; compostable plastic; composting; degradable plastics; labeling; Biodegradation--plastics; Compostable plastics--specifications; Plastics--specifications;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Steven Mojo

    Draft Under Development