SR EN 13428:2005

Packaging - Requirements specific to manufacturing and composition - Prevention by source reduction

This European Standard specifies a procedure for assessment of packaging to ensure that the weight and/or volume of its material content is at the minimum commensurate with the maintenance of : -functionality throughout the supply and user chain ; -safety and hygiene for both product and user/consumer ; -acceptability of the packed product to the user/consumer. This European Standard also specifies the methodology and procedure for determining the presence of the four heavy metals named in article 11 of the packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC and for determining the presence and minimisation of any dangerous substances or preparations if they are present in packaging and are likely to be released into the environment as a result of waste management operations. The procedures are referenced in CR 13695-1 and CR 13695-2. NOTE The substitution of one packaging material by another is not a basis for source reduction. This standard cannot by itself provide presumption of conformity. The procedure for applying this standard is contained in EN 13427.

Status : Valid
Approval date : 9/30/2005
Publish date : 10/2/2005
Number of pages : 28
ICS : 13.030.99 Other standards related to wastes,55.020 Packaging and distribution of goods in general
Technical Committee : 270 - Packaging

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