Work Item
ASTM WK88282

New Guide for Designing for Recyclability of Single-Use Medical Products and Packaging

1. Scope

1.1 This guide provides direction for the design of single use medical products and packaging for recycling. The package materials must be selected appropriately to enable the product to be recycled.
1.2 It is applicable during the design and material selection process. This guide does not address product or packaging acceptability criteria, which need to be determined by the package producer or medical products manufacturer.
1.3 The units cited in any referenced standard should be used.


healthcare; recycling; single-use


Needed to guide designers in improving recyclability of single-use medical products

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E60.42

Committee: E60

Staff Manager: Kristy Straiton

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-30-2023

Technical Contact: Thomas Frantz