EN ISO 10210:2017

Plastics - Methods for the preparation of samples for biodegradation testing of plastic materials (ISO 10210:2012)

Publication date:   Jun 14, 2018

General information

60.60 Standard published   Dec 6, 2017


CEN/TC 249 Plastics

European Norm

83.080.01   Plastics in general



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ISO 10210:2012 describes methods for the preparation of test samples used in the determination of the ultimate aerobic and anaerobic biodegradability of plastic materials in an aqueous medium, soil, controlled compost or anaerobic digesting sludge. The methods described are designed to provide dimensional consistency of test samples, resulting in improved reproducibility of test results during the determination of the ultimate biodegradability of the product.
These methods apply to the following materials:

natural and/or synthetic polymers, copolymers or mixtures of these;
plastic materials that contain additives, such as plasticizers or colorants;
plastic composite materials that contain organic or inorganic fillers;
products made from the above materials.

Life cycle


EN ISO 10210:2017
60.60 Standard published
Dec 6, 2017


Adopted from ISO 10210:2012 IDENTICAL