Work Item
ASTM WK62355

New Test Methods for Test methods to determine bioassimilation of biodegradable plastic materials

1. Scope

The development of test methods, specifications, recommended practices, nomenclature, definitions, and the stimulation of research relating to plastics, their raw materials, components, and compounding ingredients, and to finished products made from plastics such as sheets, rods, tubes, pipes, cellular materials, and molded or fabricated articles.


compostability: marine pollution: Terrestrial micro-organisms:marine organisms:bio-assimilation:


No existing Standards provide methodology to assess bio-assimilation of degraded bio-degradable materials.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: D20.96

Committee: D20

Staff Manager: Alyson Fick

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-13-2018

Technical Contact: Michael Stephens

Item: 001

Ballot: D20.96 (19-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: D20.96 (20-04)

Status: Will Reballot Item