BS EN 13428:2004
Packaging. Requirements specific to manufacturing and composition. Prevention by source reduction
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BS EN 13428:2004
This standard BS EN 13428:2004 Packaging. Requirements specific to manufacturing and composition. Prevention by source reduction is classified in these ICS categories:
- 55.020 Packaging and distribution of goods in general
- 13.030.50 Recycling
- 13.030.99 Other standards related to wastes
This document specifies a procedure for assessment of packaging to ensure that the weight and/or volume of its material content is at the minimum commensurate with the maintenance of :
functionality throughout the supply and user chain ;
safety and hygiene for both product and user/consumer ;
acceptability of the packed product to the user/consumer.
This document also specifies the methodology and procedure for determining the presence of the four heavy metals named in article 11 of the packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC and for determining the presence and minimisation of any dangerous substances or preparations if they are present in packaging and are likely to be released into the environment as a result of waste management operations. The procedures are referenced in CR 13695-1 and CEN/TR 13695-2.
NOTE The substitution of one packaging material by another is not a basis for source reduction.
This document cannot by itself provide presumption of conformity. The procedure for applying this document is contained in EN 13427.
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