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ASTM forms composting committee.

ASTM Forms Composting Committee

Composting has been voted the focus of a program initiated by the ASTM's Institute for Standards Research. The ISR program on Degradable Plastics is trying to bring together all the knowledge developed by U.S. groups to relate ASTM lab tests to full scale waste disposal results. Committee chairperson John Moore, Du Pont said the committee is focusing first on composting and has already made rapid progress towards developing a full scale disposal test method.

Companies already involved include Du Pont, Procter & Gamble, Novon/Warner Lambert and Novamont; approximately $20 million in funding has been pledged for 1992 and 1993. The final reports will be issued in 1994.
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Date:Dec 1, 1991
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