EN 13432:2000

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

Publication date:   Mar 19, 2004

General information

90.92 Standard to be revised   Feb 15, 2021

CEN

CEN/TC 261 Packaging

European Norm

13.030.99   Other standards related to wastes | 55.020   Packaging and distribution of goods in general

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Scope

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.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard

94/62/EC

Packaging and packaging waste

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PUBLISHED
EN 13432:2000
90.92 Standard to be revised
Feb 15, 2021

CORRIGENDA / AMENDMENTS

Corrected by
EN 13432:2000/AC:2005