This guide covered suggested criteria, procedures, and a general approach to establish the compostability of environmentally degradable plastics.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D20 on Plastics, this guide was withdrawn in January 2011 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This guide covers suggested criteria, procedures, and a general approach to establish the compostability of environmentally degradable plastics.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Note 1—There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard.
biodegradation; compostable; composting; degradable; plastic; polymer; strategy; toxicity;
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