• ASTM D 6003 : 1996

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    Standard Test Method for Determining Weight Loss From Plastic Materials Exposed to Simulated Municipal Solid-Waste (MSW) Aerobic Compost Environment (Withdrawn 2005)

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Withdrawn date:  11-05-2013

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1996

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    CONTAINED IN VOL 08.03, 2001 Determines the degree and rate of aerobic biodegradation of plastic materials in a controlled composting environment. Intended for the determination of biodegradability of plastic materials in relation to that of a standard material, in an aerobic environment.

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    1.1 This test method is used to determine the degree and rate of aerobic biodegradation of plastic materials exposed to a controlled composting environment. Aerobic composting takes place in an environment where temperature, aeration, and humidity are closely monitored and controlled.

    1.2 The test is designed to determine the biodegradability of plastic materials, relative to that of a standard material, in an aerobic environment. Aeration of the test reactors is maintained at a constant rate throughout the test and reactor vessels of a size no greater than 4-L volume are used to ensure that the temperature of the vessels is approximately the same as that of the controlled environment chamber.

    1.3 Biodegradability of the plastic is assessed by determining the amount of weight loss from samples exposed to a biologically active compost relative to the weight loss from samples exposed to a "poisoned" control.

    1.4 The test is designed to be applicable to all plastic materials that are not inhibitory to the bacteria and fungi present in the simulated Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    Note 1- There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard.

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    Committee D 20
    Document Type Test Method
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Withdrawn

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    ISO 14021:2016 Environmental labels and declarations Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling)
    CSA PLUS 14021 : 2008 ENVIRONMENTAL CLAIMS: A GUIDE FOR INDUSTRY AND ADVERTISERS
    EN ISO 14021:2016 ENVIRONMENTAL LABELS AND DECLARATIONS - SELF-DECLARED ENVIRONMENTAL CLAIMS (TYPE 2 ENVIRONMENTAL LABELLING) (ISO 14021:2016)
    UNE-EN ISO 14021:2017 Environmental labels and declarations - Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling) (ISO 14021:2016)
    BS EN ISO 14021:2016 Environmental labels and declarations. Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling)
    I.S. EN ISO 14021:2016 ENVIRONMENTAL LABELS AND DECLARATIONS - SELF-DECLARED ENVIRONMENTAL CLAIMS (TYPE 2 ENVIRONMENTAL LABELLING) (ISO 14021:2016)

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    ASTM D 5512 : 1996 Standard Practice for Exposing Plastics to a Simulated Compost Environment Using an Externally Heated Reactor (Withdrawn 2002)
    ASTM D 618 : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
    ASTM D 5509 : 1996 Standard Practice for Exposing Plastics to a Simulated Compost Environment (Withdrawn 2002)
    ASTM D 5338 : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Determining Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials Under Controlled Composting Conditions, Incorporating Thermophilic Temperatures
    ASTM D 2974 : 2014 : REDLINE Standard Test Methods for Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils
    ASTM D 2976 : 2015 Standard Test Method for pH of Peat Materials
    ASTM D 2973 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Total Nitrogen in Peat Materials
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