This document specifies a method for the determination of the ultimate anoxic biodegradability of plastics made of organic compounds, where the amount of the produced nitrogen and carbon dioxide at the end of the test is measured.
The test substance is exposed to an inoculum stemming from the denitrification tank of a wastewater treatment plant. Testing is performed under defined laboratory conditions.

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This document is used in the framework of the waste processing industry and defines the processing of relevant information for the deposit of garbage between access chips and the collection container systems.
This document is not intended to be used for container identification.
NOTE The container identification is covered by EN 14803.
This document provides the technical specification and the restrictions that are defined on top of the ISO 14443 series (Parts 1, 2 and 3).

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This document summarizes methods for the determination of the parameters pH, ammonium, AOX, As, Ba, Cd, Cl-, easily liberatable cyanide, Co, Cr, Cr(VI), Cu, DOC/TOC, electrical conductivity, F-, Hg, Mo, Ni, NO2-, Pb, phenol index, total S, Sb, Se, SO42-, TDS, V and Zn in aqueous eluates for the characterization of waste.

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This document defines the primary space debris mitigation requirements applicable to all elements of systems launched into, or passing through, near-Earth space, including launch vehicle orbital stages, operating spacecraft and any objects released as part of normal operations or disposal actions.
The requirements contained in this document are intended to reduce the growth of space debris by ensuring that spacecraft and launch vehicle orbital stages are designed, operated and disposed of in a manner that prevents them from generating debris throughout their orbital lifetime.
This document is the top-level standard in a family of standards addressing debris mitigation. It will be the main interface for the user, bridging between the primary debris mitigation requirements and the lower-level implementation standards that will ensure compliance.
This document does not cover launch phase safety for which specific rules are defined elsewhere.
This document identifies the clauses and requirements modified with respect to ISO 24113, Space systems - Space debris mitigation requirements, Second edition 2011-05-15 for application in ECSS.

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This document specifies a method for determining the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic
materials under controlled composting conditions by gravimetric measurement of the amount of carbon
dioxide evolved. The method is designed to yield an optimum rate of biodegradation by adjusting the
humidity, aeration and temperature of the composting vessel.
The method applies to the following materials:
— natural and/or synthetic polymers and copolymers, and mixtures of these;
— plastic materials that contain additives such as plasticizers or colorants;
— water-soluble polymers;
— materials that, under the test conditions, do not inhibit the activity of microorganisms present in
the inoculum.
If the test material inhibits microorganisms in the inoculum, another type of mature compost or preexposure
compost can be used.

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This Technical Report provides information on the alignment between Directive 2012/19/EU and EN 50625 series standards and EN 50614.

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This Technical Report provides information on the alignment between Directive 2012/19/EU and EN 50625 series standards and EN 50614.

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Clause 1 is replaced with the following:
This European Technical Specification is intended to be used in conjunction with the WEEE Treatment Standard for photovoltaic panels, FprEN 50625-2-4 and Technical Specification for de-pollution - General CLC/TS 50625-3-1:2015.

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This clause of part 1 is replaced with the following:
This European Standard is applicable to the treatment of photovoltaic panels as mentioned in the WEEE Directive under Annex 4.
The scope of this document is limited to photovoltaic panels with a minimum surface area of 0,2 m2.
This European Standard applies to the treatment of photovoltaic panels until end-of-waste status is fulfilled, or photovoltaic panel fractions are recycled, recovered or disposed.
This European Standard addresses all operators involved in the treatment including related handling, sorting and storage of photovoltaic panels. This European Standard applies to all facilities including those whose treatment operations using mobile treatment installation.

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This clause of part 1 is replaced with the following: This European Standard is applicable to the treatment of photovoltaic panels as mentioned in the WEEE Directive under Annex 4. The scope of this document is limited to photovoltaic panels with a minimum surface area of 0,2 m2. This European Standard applies to the treatment of photovoltaic panels until end-of-waste status is fulfilled, or photovoltaic panel fractions are recycled, recovered or disposed. This European Standard addresses all operators involved in the treatment including related handling, sorting and storage of photovoltaic panels. This European Standard applies to all facilities including those whose treatment operations using mobile treatment installation.

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Clause 1 is replaced with the following: This European Technical Specification is intended to be used in conjunction with the WEEE Treatment Standard for photovoltaic panels, FprEN 50625-2-4 and Technical Specification for de-pollution - General CLC/TS 50625-3-1:2015.

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This Technical Specification is intended to be used in conjunction with the WEEE Treatment Standard for temperature exchange equipment, EN 50625-2-3, and the Technical Specification for de-pollution, CLC/TS 50625 3-1.

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Clause 1 of CLC/TS 50625-3-1:2015 is replaced with the following:
This European Technical Specification is intended to be used in conjunction with CLC/TS 50625-3-1 Collection, logistics and treatment requirements for WEEE - Part 1: General treatment requirements, EN 50625 1, Collection, logistics and Treatment requirements for WEEE - Part 2-2: Treatment requirements for WEEE containing CRTs and flat panel displays, EN 50625-2-2 and Collection, logistics and treatment requirements for WEEE - Part 3-1: Specification for de-pollution - General, CLC/TS 50625-3-1.

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This Technical Specification addresses the processes regarding the recycling of copper and/or precious metals contained in WEEE and fractions of WEEE.
NOTE 1   For the treatment of WEEE EN 50625-1 applies.
This Technical Specification relates to the chemical and metallurgical processes used for the recycling of copper and/or precious metals contained in WEEE and fractions of WEEE, thereby differentiating it from manual/mechanical processing (see Annex A).
All chemical and metallurgical processes are included up and until the output materials will be used for their original purpose or for other purposes or will be finally disposed of.
NOTE 2   The main precious metals concerned are gold, silver, and palladium.
NOTE 3   The majority of the WEEE volumes that are processed by final treatment operators consists of fractions of WEEE (e.g. circuit boards) containing copper and/or precious metals, however there may be whole small WEEE that can be treated directly in final treatment (e.g. USB sticks).
NOTE 4   Chemical and metallurgical processes are processes in which a chemical reaction takes place for example: pyrolysis, smelting, refining, solvent extraction, ion exchange, leaching/dissolution in water acids or base, precipitation, cementation, pressure leaching. They differ from mechanical / physical processes such as sorting and separation based on physical properties (e.g. density, magnetism, colour) and size reduction processes such as shredding and grinding.
NOTE 5   In general, these final treatment facilities are covered by the IED 2010/75/EU, e.g. copper smelters or refiners.

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This Technical Specification applies to the following operations: collection, handling, sorting, storage, preparation for transport and transport of WEEE. It is applicable to all WEEE prior to arriving at the treatment facility or arriving at a preparation for re-use facility.
This Technical Specification addresses all operators that perform collection and logistics operations.
This technical specification does not cover treatment of WEEE. In case of treatment activities undertaken at collection or logistics facilities the Standard EN 50625-1 applies.

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This Technical Specification addresses the processes regarding the recycling of copper and/or precious metals contained in WEEE and fractions of WEEE. NOTE 1 For the treatment of WEEE EN 50625-1 applies. This Technical Specification relates to the chemical and metallurgical processes used for the recycling of copper and/or precious metals contained in WEEE and fractions of WEEE, thereby differentiating it from manual/mechanical processing (see Annex A). All chemical and metallurgical processes are included up and until the output materials will be used for their original purpose or for other purposes or will be finally disposed of. NOTE 2 The main precious metals concerned are gold, silver, and palladium. NOTE 3 The majority of the WEEE volumes that are processed by final treatment operators consists of fractions of WEEE (e.g. circuit boards) containing copper and/or precious metals, however there may be whole small WEEE that can be treated directly in final treatment (e.g. USB sticks). NOTE 4 Chemical and metallurgical processes are processes in which a chemical reaction takes place for example: pyrolysis, smelting, refining, solvent extraction, ion exchange, leaching/dissolution in water acids or base, precipitation, cementation, pressure leaching. They differ from mechanical / physical processes such as sorting and separation based on physical properties (e.g. density, magnetism, colour) and size reduction processes such as shredding and grinding. NOTE 5 In general, these final treatment facilities are covered by the IED 2010/75/EU, e.g. copper smelters or refiners.

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Clause 1 of CLC/TS 50625-3-1:2015 is replaced with the following: This European Technical Specification is intended to be used in conjunction with CLC/TS 50625-3-1 Collection, logistics and treatment requirements for WEEE - Part 1: General treatment requirements, EN 50625 1, Collection, logistics and Treatment requirements for WEEE - Part 2-2: Treatment requirements for WEEE containing CRTs and flat panel displays, EN 50625-2-2 and Collection, logistics and treatment requirements for WEEE - Part 3-1: Specification for de-pollution - General, CLC/TS 50625-3-1.

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This Technical Specification is intended to be used in conjunction with the WEEE Treatment Standard for temperature exchange equipment, EN 50625-2-3, and the Technical Specification for de-pollution, CLC/TS 50625 3-1.

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This European Standard is applicable to the treatment of waste temperature exchange equipment and other WEEE containing VFC or VHC in refrigerants or blowing agents. This European Standard applies to the treatment of temperature exchange equipment until end-of-waste status is fulfilled, or temperature exchange equipment fractions are recycled, recovered, or disposed of. This European Standard addresses all operators involved in the treatment including related handling, sorting and storage of temperature exchange equipment.

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This Technical Specification applies to the following operations: collection, handling, sorting, storage, preparation for transport and transport of WEEE. It is applicable to all WEEE prior to arriving at the treatment facility or arriving at a preparation for re-use facility. This Technical Specification addresses all operators that perform collection and logistics operations. This technical specification does not cover treatment of WEEE. In case of treatment activities undertaken at collection or logistics facilities the Standard EN 50625-1 applies.

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This European Technical Specification is intended to be used in conjunction with the WEEE Treatment Standard for lamps, EN 50625-2-1, and the Technical Specification CLC/TS 50625-3-1:2014 for de-pollution - General.

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This European Technical Specification is intended to be used in conjunction with the WEEE Treatment Standard for lamps, EN 50625-2-1, and the Technical Specification CLC/TS 50625-3-1:2014 for de-pollution - General.

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This Technical Specification is intended to be used in conjunction with the WEEE Treatment Standard EN 50625-1 for most types of WEEE (other documents will be developed to define requirements for specific WEEE requiring more specialised treatment).

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This European standard is applicable to the treatments of WEEE containing CRTs and flat panel
displays.
This European standard applies to the treatment of WEEE containing CRTs and flat panel displays
until end-of-waste status is fulfilled, or fractions are recycled, recovered, or disposed of.
This European standard addresses all operators involved in the treatment including related handling,
sorting, and storage.

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This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following: This European standard is applicable to the treatments of WEEE containing CRTs and flat panel displays. This European standard applies to the treatment of WEEE containing CRTs and flat panel displays until end-of-waste status is fulfilled, or fractions are recycled, recovered, or disposed of. This European standard addresses all operators involved in the treatment including related handling, sorting, and storage.

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This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following:
This European standard is applicable to the treatment of lamps.
This European Standard applies to the treatment of lamps until end-of-waste status is ful-filled, or lamp fractions are recycled, recovered, or disposed of.
This European Standard addresses all operators involved in the treatment including related handling, sorting, and storage of lamps. This European Standard applies to all facilities including those whose treatment operations use mobile equipment.

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This Technical Specification is intended to be used in conjunction with the WEEE Treatment Standard EN 50625-1 for most types of WEEE (other documents will be developed to define requirements for specific WEEE requiring more specialised treatment).

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This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following: This European standard is applicable to the treatment of lamps. This European Standard applies to the treatment of lamps until end-of-waste status is ful-filled, or lamp fractions are recycled, recovered, or disposed of. This European Standard addresses all operators involved in the treatment including related handling, sorting, and storage of lamps. This European Standard applies to all facilities including those whose treatment operations use mobile equipment.

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EN 50625-1 is applicable to the treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). This standard will be supplemented, for example by standards covering specific equipment. NOTE This European Standard is intended to cover WEEE arising from electrical and electronic equipment as listed in Annex I and Annex III of Directive 2012/19/EU. This standard applies to the treatment of WEEE until end-of-waste status is fulfilled, or until the WEEE is prepared for re-use, recycled, recovered, or disposed of. This standard addresses all operators involved in the treatment including related handling, sorting, and storage of WEEE.

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This European Standard is applicable to the treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). This standard will be supplemented, for example by standards covering specific equipment. NOTE This European Standard is intended to cover WEEE arising from electrical and electronic equipment as listed in Annex I and Annex III of Directive 2012/19/EU. This standard applies to the treatment of WEEE until end-of-waste status is fulfilled, or until the WEEE is prepared for re-use, recycled, recovered, or disposed of. This standard addresses all operators involved in the treatment including related handling, sorting, and storage of WEEE.

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This part of ISO 14855 specifies a method for the determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastics, based on organic compounds, under controlled composting conditions by measurement of the amount of carbon dioxide evolved and the degree of disintegration of the plastic at the end of the test. This method is designed to simulate typical aerobic composting conditions for the organic fraction of solid mixed municipal waste. The test material is exposed to an inoculum which is derived from compost. The composting takes place in an environment wherein temperature, aeration and humidity are closely monitored and controlled. The test method is designed to yield the percentage conversion of the carbon in the test material to evolved carbon dioxide as well as the rate of conversion. Subclauses 8.6 and 8.7 specify a variant of the method, using a mineral bed (vermiculite) inoculated with thermophilic microorganisms obtained from compost with a specific activation phase, instead of mature compost. This variant is designed to yield the percentage of carbon in the test substance converted to carbon dioxide and the rate of conversion. The conditions described in this part of ISO 14855 may not always correspond to the optimum conditions for the maximum degree of biodegradation to occur.

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ISO 14855-1:2012 specifies a method for the determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastics, based on organic compounds, under controlled composting conditions by measurement of the amount of carbon dioxide evolved and the degree of disintegration of the plastic at the end of the test. This method is designed to simulate typical aerobic composting conditions for the organic fraction of solid mixed municipal waste. The test material is exposed to an inoculum which is derived from compost. The composting takes place in an environment wherein temperature, aeration and humidity are closely monitored and controlled. The test method is designed to yield the percentage conversion of the carbon in the test material to evolved carbon dioxide as well as the rate of conversion.
Also specified is a variant of the method, using a mineral bed (vermiculite) inoculated with thermophilic microorganisms obtained from compost with a specific activation phase, instead of mature compost. This variant is designed to yield the percentage of carbon in the test substance converted to carbon dioxide and the rate of conversion.

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In the Council Decision of 19 December 2002 establishing criteria and procedures for the acceptance of waste at landfills pursuant to Article 16 of and Annex II to Directive 1999/31/EC, the test methods are described for determining the acceptability of waste at landfills. In section 3 of the annex of this decision the following umbrella European Standards are included for the analysis of eluates:
-   ENV 12506 Analysis of eluates - Determination of pH, As, Ba, Cd, Cl, Co, Cr, Cr(VI), Cu, Mo, Ni, NO2, Pb, total S, SO4, V and Zn (analysis of inorganic constituents of solid waste and/or its eluate; major, minor and trace elements);
-               ENV 13370 Analysis of eluates - Determination of ammonium, AOX, conductivity, Hg, phenol index, TOC, easily liberatable CN, F (analysis of inorganic constituents of solid waste and/or its eluate (anions)).
In 2003 both European Standards were approved and became final standards i.e. EN 12506 and EN 13370. At the moment these standards are under revision and therefore a state-of-the-art document is prepared in order to verify the following items:
-   Are all parameters mentioned in the decision included in these two European Standards?
-   Should new relevant standards (e.g. EN ISO 17294 series) be included?
-   Are the current analytical techniques capable of verifying the prescribed limit values with an acceptable confidence level?

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This European Standard specifies requirements and procedures to determine the compostability or anaerobic treatability of plastic materials by addressing four characteristics:
I)      biodegradability,
II)      disintegration during biological treatment,
III)      effect on the biological treatment process and
IV)      effect on the quality of the resulting compost.
NOTE   For packaging EN 13432 applies.

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This document specifies a method for the determination of the ultimate anoxic biodegradation of plastics made of organic compounds, where the amount of the produced nitrogen and carbon dioxide at the end of the test is measured.
The test substance is exposed to an inoculum stemming from the denitrification tank of a wastewater treatment plant. Testing is performed under defined laboratory conditions.
Claims of performance are limited to the numerical result obtained in the test and not used for making unqualified claims such as "disposable in waste water treatment plants" and similar.

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This European Standard specifies requirements and procedures to determine the compostability or anaerobic treatability of plastic materials by addressing four characteristics:
I)      biodegradability,
II)      disintegration during biological treatment,
III)      effect on the biological treatment process and
IV)      effect on the quality of the resulting compost.
NOTE   For packaging EN 13432 applies.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements for a packaging to be classified as recoverable in the form of energy and sets out procedures for assessment of conformity with those requirements. The scope is limited to factors under the control of the supplier.
This standard cannot by itself provide presumption of conformity. The procedure for applying this standard is contained in EN 13427.

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This European Standard specifies requirements and a procedure by which a person or organization responsible for placing packaging or packed product on the market (the supplier) may combine the application of five (mandated) packaging standards and one (mandated) CEN report (in two parts).

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This European Standard 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 European Standard 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 CR 13695-2.
NOTE   The substitution of one packaging material by another is not a basis for source reduction.
This standard cannot by itself provide presumption of conformity. The procedure for applying this standard is contained in EN 13427.

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This European Standard 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 European Standard 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 CR 13695-2.
NOTE   The substitution of one packaging material by another is not a basis for source reduction.
This standard cannot by itself provide presumption of conformity. The procedure for applying this standard is contained in EN 13427.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements for a packaging to be classified as recoverable in the form of energy and sets out procedures for assessment of conformity with those requirements. The scope is limited to factors under the control of the supplier.
This standard cannot by itself provide presumption of conformity. The procedure for applying this standard is contained in EN 13427.

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This European Standard specifies requirements and a procedure by which a person or organization responsible for placing packaging or packed product on the market (the supplier) may combine the application of five (mandated) packaging standards and one (mandated) CEN report (in two parts).

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This European Standard is used to evaluate the disintegration of packaging materials in a pilot-scale aerobic composting test under defined conditions. Other methods should be used to measure the biodegradability of the packaging materials. Packaging materials are mixed with biowaste and spontaneously composted for 12 weeks in practical oriented composting conditions. At the end of the composting cycle the disintegration is measured by sieving of the compost and the calculation of a mass balance. The influence of the tested sample on the quality of the compost can be be studied by using the compost obtained at the end of the composting process for further measurements such as chemical analyses and ecotoxicity tests.
Additionally this method can be used for visual perception and photographic documentation of the disintegration of packaging materials and for evaluating the effect of their addition on the composting process.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the evaluation of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of packaging materials based on organic compounds under controlled composting conditions by measurement of released carbon dioxide at the end of the test. This method is designed to resemble typical aerobic composting conditions for the organic fraction of mixed municipal solid waste. The packaging material is exposed in a laboratory test to an inoculum which is derived from compost. The aerobic composting takes place in an environment where especially temperature, aeration and humidity are closely monitored and controlled. The test method is designed to yield a percentage and rate of conversion of carbon of the test material to released carbon dioxide.
The conditions described in this European Standard do not necessarily always correspond to the optimal conditions allowing the maximum degree of biodegradation to occur.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the evaluation of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of packaging materials based on organic compounds under controlled composting conditions by measurement of released carbon dioxide at the end of the test. This method is designed to resemble typical aerobic composting conditions for the organic fraction of mixed municipal solid waste. The packaging material is exposed in a laboratory test to an inoculum which is derived from compost. The aerobic composting takes place in an environment where especially temperature, aeration and humidity are closely monitored and controlled. The test method is designed to yield a percentage and rate of conversion of carbon of the test material to released carbon dioxide.
The conditions described in this European Standard do not necessarily always correspond to the optimal conditions allowing the maximum degree of biodegradation to occur.

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This European Standard is used to evaluate the disintegration of packaging materials in a pilot-scale aerobic composting test under defined conditions. Other methods should be used to measure the biodegradability of the packaging materials. Packaging materials are mixed with biowaste and spontaneously composted for 12 weeks in practical oriented composting conditions. At the end of the composting cycle the disintegration is measured by sieving of the compost and the calculation of a mass balance. The influence of the tested sample on the quality of the compost can be be studied by using the compost obtained at the end of the composting process for further measurements such as chemical analyses and ecotoxicity tests.
Additionally this method can be used for visual perception and photographic documentation of the disintegration of packaging materials and for evaluating the effect of their addition on the composting process.

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The objective of this report is to identify and define properties of packaging and packaging waste to allow optimization of energy recovery.
This report takes a wide approach to the process of energy recovery in order to identify the items to be standardised according to the Directive and the Mandate.

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The objective of this report is to identify and define properties of packaging and packaging waste to allow optimization of energy recovery.
This report takes a wide approach to the process of energy recovery in order to identify the items to be standardised according to the Directive and the Mandate.

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