Work Item
ASTM WK81525

New Specification for Home Compostable/Backyard Conditions for Plastic Packaging Materials and Products

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.


home compostability, backyard compostability; Biodegradation, Disintegration, Ecotoxicity


Home/backyard compostability continues to be a topic of interest. Industrial/Commercial sites are limited in the US and some may not have easy access to these locations and/or they do not accept compostable plastics/articles. Having a standard which can help advise individuals

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: 04-13-2022

Technical Contact: Margaret Eldridge

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