ASTM WK41850

    New Test Method for Determining the rate and extent of plastics biodegradation in an anaerobic laboratory environment under accelerated conditions

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


    1. Scope

    Laboratory assessment of the extent and rate of biodegradation of plastics in a simulated landfill environment.

    This standard is an outcome of a previous Task Group, WK 34780, which was a combined specification and method. In the recent Indianapolis D20.96 meeting, the complexity of the combination was exposed and the decision to separate the work item into the two components was made, hence this work item for the method.


    biodegradable plastics; landfill disposal

    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:
    Charles Lancelot


    D20.96 (14-02)

    Negative Votes Need Resolution