ASTM D6002-96(2002)e1

    Standard Guide for Assessing the Compostability of Environmentally Degradable Plastics (Withdrawn 2011)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D6002-96(2002)e1 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.96

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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    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    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D20 on Plastics, this guide was withdrawn in January 2011 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by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. Scope

    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.



    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D882 Test Methods for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D3593 Test Method for Molecular Weight Averages/Distribution of Certain Polymers by Liquid Size-Exclusion Chromatography (Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)) Using Universal Calibration

    D5152 Practice for Water Extraction of Residual Solids from Degraded Plastics for Toxicity Testing

    D5209 Test Method for Determining the Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials in the Presence of Municipal Sewer Sludge

    D5247 Test Method for Determining the Aerobic Biodegradability of Degradable Plastics by Specific Microorganisms

    D5338 Test Method for Determining Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials Under Controlled Composting Conditions

    D5509 Practice for Exposing Plastics to a Simulated Compost Environment

    D5512 Practice for Exposing Plastics to a Simulated Compost Environment Using an Externally Heated Reactor

    D5951 Practice for Preparing Residual Solids Obtained After Biodegradability Standard Methods for Plastics in Solid Waste for Toxicity and Compost Quality Testing

    D5988 Test Method for Determining the Aerobic Biodegradation in Soil of Plastic Materials or Residual Plastic Materials after Composting

    E1440 Guide for an Acute Toxicity Test with the Rotifer Brachionus

    E1720 Test Method for Determining Ready, Ultimate, Biodegradability of Organic Chemicals in a Sealed Vessel CO2 Production Test

    G22 Practice for Determining Resistance of Plastics to Bacteria

    ORCA Document

    GuidelinesfortheEval

    OECD Guidelines

    OECDGuideline208 Terrestrial Plants, Growth Test


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D6002-96R02E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D6002-96(2002)e1, Standard Guide for Assessing the Compostability of Environmentally Degradable Plastics (Withdrawn 2011), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1996, www.astm.org

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