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    Biodegradable plastics - Biodegradable plastics suitable for composting and other microbial treatment

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    Published date:  08-11-2006

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    This Standard specifies requirements and procedures to determine the compostability, or anaerobic biodegradation, of plastics by addressing biodegradability, disintegration during biological treatment, effect on the biological treatment process and effect on the quality of the resulting compost. This Standard provides a basis to allow labelling of materials or products made from plastics as ‘compostable’, for use in such facilities as municipal or industrial composters. This Standard applies to the processing of plastics in controlled waste treatment plants.

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    This Standard specifies requirements and procedures to determine the compostability, or anaerobic biodegradation, of plastics by addressing biodegradability, disintegration during biological treatment, effect on the biological treatment process and effect on the quality of the resulting compost.This Standard provides a basis to allow labeling of materials or products made from plastics as ‘compostable’, for use in such facilities as municipal or industrial composters.This Standard applies to the processing of plastics in controlled waste treatment plants.

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    Committee EV-017
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    First published as AS 4736-2006. First published as AS 4736-2006. Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 1 (October 2009).

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    AS ISO 14852-2005 Plastic materials - Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability in an aqueous medium - Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide
    AS ISO 14855-2005 Plastic materials - Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability and disintegration under controlled composting conditions - Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide
    AS 4454-2003 Composts, soil conditioners and mulches
    I.S. EN 17033:2018 PLASTICS - BIODEGRADABLE MULCH FILMS FOR USE IN AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE - REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
    16/30342057 DC : 0 BS EN 17033 - PLASTICS - BIODEGRADABLE MULCH FILMS FOR USE IN AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE - REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
    EN 17033 : 2018 PLASTICS - BIODEGRADABLE MULCH FILMS FOR USE IN AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE - REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
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