This specification covers products made from materials (including packaging and coatings) that are designed to be biodegradable under the marine environmental conditions of aerobic marine waters or anaerobic marine sediments, or both. (Possible environments are shallow and deep salt water and brackish water.)
Keywordsplastics; polymers; biobased; natural; biodegradable plastic; marine biodegradable; microbial:degradable plastics; packaging
There is an industry need for a standardized approach to demonstrate product conformance for degradability in a marine environment. Currently, there are multiple approaches being discussed at state and organizational levels. The need for a cooperative industry approach is critical. Users will include, academia, testing labs, government and industry manufacturing.
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