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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

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

BS EN 13432:2000

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.

Content BS EN 13432:2000:


Foreword
lntroduction
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

 

Reference documents:

EN 13193-Packaging. Packaging and the environment. Terminology

EN 13427-Packaging. Requirements for the use of European Standards in the field of packaging and packaging waste

EN 13437-Packaging and material recycling. Criteria for recycling methods. Description of recycling processes and flow chart

EN 12880-Characterization of sludges. Determination of dry residue and water content

ISO 10634-Water quality — Preparation and treatment of poorly water-soluble organic compounds for the subsequent evaluation of their biodegradability in an aqueous medium

ISO 11074-1-Soil quality — Vocabulary

ISO 11734-Water quality — Evaluation of the "ultimate" anaerobic biodegradability of organic compounds in digested sludge — Method by measurement of the biogas production

ISO 14853-Plastics — Determination of the ultimate anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials in an aqueous system — Method by measurement of biogas production

ISO/TR 15462-Water quality — Selection of tests for biodegradability

ISO 15985-Plastics — Determination of the ultimate anaerobic biodegradation under high-solids anaerobic-digestion conditions — Method by analysis of released biogas

ISO 14851-Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials in an aqueous medium — Method by measuring the oxygen demand in a closed respirometer

ISO 14852-Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials in an aqueous medium — Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide

ISO 14855-1 - Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials under controlled composting conditions — Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide — Part 1: General method

 

This standard is harmonized throught European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste.

Testing for certification according EN 13432 usually comprise these points:
-Chemical test
-Ecotoxicity test
-Practical test of compostability in an industrial composting facility:
-Disintegration
-Biodegradability in controlled composting conditions (CO2 production) 

 

Testing for EN 13432 can be provide via these laboratories:
Impact Solution UK

TÜV Rheinland

RespirTek, Inc US

 

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:

 

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