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Significance and Use
This guide is intended for use by committees or agencies concerned with the development of standards related to recycling, waste reduction, and resource recovery. Such standards are expected to provide uniform, standardized approaches by specifiers, codes, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), and consumers.
It is anticipated that more specific guides or standards are being or will be developed to address specific requirements.
1.1 This guide provides information for the development of standards (guides, practices, terminology, test methods, or specifications) relating to plastics recycling and other means of waste reductions and resource recovery.
1.2 This guide is directed to consumer, commercial, and industrial sources of thermoplastics and thermoset polymeric materials.
1.3 This guide addresses terminology, performance standards, specifications, quality assurance, separation or segregation of product by classes, identification and marking of generic classes, contaminants, fillers, designing for recycle, degradable products, reconstituted products, biobased resins, certification and percentages of recycled products, and other methods of waste reduction and resource recovery.
1.4 This guide does not address parameters or factors involving the original manufacture of virgin polymers or the fabrication of consumer products from these virgin polymers.
1.5 This guide is intended to replace Guide D 5033.
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 equivalent ISO standard. ISO/DIS 15270 is similar in scope and content.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D1972 Practice for Generic Marking of Plastic Products
D2665 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe and Fittings
D5033 Guide for Development of ASTM Standards Relating to Recycling and Use of Recycled Plastics
Federal Standards16CFRPart260 Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims
ISO/IEC StandardsISO/DIS15270 Guide for Recovery
ICS Number Code 13.020.99 (Other standards related to environmental protection); 13.030.50 (Recycling)
UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)