Withdrawn from 01.04.2019
This Technical Specification specifies a template for reporting and communication of characteristics covering bio-based carbon content and recovery options (i.e. organic recycling, material recycling and energy recovery) of a given item in commercial business-to-business transactions by means of a specific data sheet for biopolymers and bioplastics. This Technical Specification also gives the relevant methods for the evaluation and verification of the claims. This Technical Specification provides the principles and requirements for the communication of selected claims in the field of environmental performance and characteristics to be used with reference to items such as biopolymers, bioplastic materials, semi-finished bioplastic products and finished bioplastic products, including composites, before it is available to the end-user or consumer. This Technical Specification is not intended for use in communicating biobased-content and recovery options in business to consumer communications Biocompatible polymers and plastics for medical applications, covered by specific provisions, are out of the scope of this document. NOTE This Technical Specification does not override, or in any way change, legally required information, claims or labelling, or any other applicable legal requirements.