Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials under controlled composting conditions — Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide — Part 2: Gravimetric measurement of carbon dioxide evolved in a laboratory-scale test
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 pre-exposure compost can be used.