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BS EN 13432:2000 Packaging. Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation. Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging

BS EN 13432:2000

Packaging. Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation. Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging

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LANGUAGE
English
Standard number:BS EN 13432:2000
Pages:26
Released:2007-05-31
ISBN:0 580 36765 7
Status:Corrigendum
DESCRIPTION

This European Standard specifies requirements and procedures to determine the compostability and anaerobic treatability of packaging and packaging materials by addressing four characteristics: 1) biodegradability; 2) disintegration during biological treatment; 3) effect on the biological treatment process; 4) effect on the quality of the resulting compost. In case of a packaging formed by different components, some of which are compostable and some other not, the packaging itself, as a whole is not compostable.

Contents of BS EN 13432:2000
Foreword
lntroduct ion
Scope
1 Normative referenoes
2 Terms and deflnll ions
3 Requirements
3.1 Control of constltuentseAssessmen1
4.2.1 General
4.2.2 Characterlzatlon
4.2.3 Biodegradablllty
4.2.4 Dislntegration
4 . 2.5 Compost quallty
4.2.6 Recognizablli t y
4.3 Exemptions.
4.3.1 Equivalent form
4.3.2 Materials of natural origin
4.4 Reoording of assessment outcome
4.4.1 Cheok list
4.4.2 Supporting documentation
4.5 Applica ti on
5 Organb:ation ot a test scheme
6 Laboratory tests on biodegradability
7 Determlnation of dislntegratlon
8 Quatlty of the flnal, compost
8.1 Ratlonale
8.2 Determlnatlon of negativ e effect
Annex A (normative) Evaluatlon cri terla
Annex B (inrormatfve) Flow chart of evaluation of organic recoverablllty of packaging
Annex C (inrorma tive) Reoommended format for a oonformity assessment cheoklist
Annex D (informative) Prerequisites and quality of compost for evaluating composting ot paokaging
Annex E (normative) Determination of ecotox ic effects to higher plants
Annex Z (intormative) Clauses of this European Standard addressing essential requirements or other
provisions
Bibliography

 

This standard BS EN 13432:2000 Packaging. Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation. Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging is classified in these ICS categories:

  • 13.030.99 Other standards related to wastes
  • 55.040 Packaging materials and accessories
  • 13.030.50 Recycling
  • 55.020 Packaging and distribution of goods in general

 

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