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20/30383497 DC BS ISO 23517. Plastics. Biodegradable mulch films for use in agriculture and horticulture Part 1. Requirements and test methods regarding biodegradation, ecotoxicity and control of constituents

20/30383497 DC

BS ISO 23517. Plastics. Biodegradable mulch films for use in agriculture and horticulture Part 1. Requirements and test methods regarding biodegradation, ecotoxicity and control of constituents

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Standard number:20/30383497 DC
Pages:33
Released:2020-09-10
Status:Draft for Comment
DESCRIPTION
This standard 20/30383497 DC BS ISO 23517. Plastics. Biodegradable mulch films for use in agriculture and horticulture is classified in these ICS categories:
  • 65.020.20 Plant growing
  • 83.140.10 Films and sheets

This document is applicable to biodegradable plastic materials used to produce mulch films or biodegradable mulch films ready to be used for mulch applications in agriculture and horticulture.

Biodegradable mulch films are not designed to be recovered, but to be incorporated into soil at the end of the intended service life.

This document specifies test methods and evaluation criteria by addressing the following characteristics:

  1. Control of constituents

  2. Biodegradation

  3. Negative effects on terrestrial organisms

NOTE

This document is construed in a way that it can be used to assess other soil biodegradable plastic products that do not qualify as mulch films. For example: drip tape, twine, clips, and plant pots.


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