ASTM WK55328

    New Guide for Creating Product Specific Waste Hierarchy

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    WK55328

    1. Scope

    This guide will assist organizations in creating a waste hierarchy based upon regional waste management infrastructure, product attributes and environmental impact.


    Keywords

    recycling; reuse; incineration; landfill; compost; disposal

    Rationale

    Traditional waste hierarchy diagrams lack the ability to adjust the preferential treatment of waste according to regional waste management infrastructure and specific attributes of a product. This created a broad hierarchy for waste that is inadequate to evaluate many modern products and the evolving waste management systems. This guide will assist organizations in creating a waste hierarchy based upon regional waste management infrastructure, product attributes and environmental impact.

    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:
    07-14-2016

    Technical Contact:
    Teresa Clark

    Status:
    Draft Under Development