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ASTM WK87117

New Guide for Circular Plastics

1. Scope

This document covers general guidance, requirements, terms and definitions to assist in the development, manufacturer and recovery of plastics within the circular flow of resources. The standard covers plastics, components, compounding ingredients, inputs, and all materials associated with the manufacture or recovery of plastic


circular plastics, sustainability of plastics, circular economy for plastics, terminology and definitions


Adoption of circular economy practices will help enable a transition to a sustainable future. With that a revision of all materials will be required, including within the plastic industry. Recovery, reuse and recycling efforts for plastic require greater clarification of specific terms and definitions and guidance to manufacturers to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: D20.95

Committee: D20

Staff Manager: Alyson Fick

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Date Initiated: 07-12-2023

Technical Contact: Julia Farber

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