ASTM International Launches New Sustainable Manufacturing Group

September 7, 2012

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), has announced the creation of a new Sustainable Manufacturing Subcommittee E60.13. The committee will focus on the promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research and development of standards related to the environmental performance and sustainability related to manufacturing and the gate-to-gate processes in the production of finished goods. In addition, the subcommittee will have four task groups:

  • Principles and/or Terminology Relative to Sustainable Manufacturing (WK35703)
  • Guide for the Evaluation of Processes for Sustainable Improvement (Batch and Continual - WK35702)
  • Guide for Sustainable Improvement of Batch Processes (Batch and Continual- WK35705)
  • Standard for the Classification of Manufacturing Wastes and Associated Claims. (New WK38312)

For more information or to join this subcommittee, please contact Steve Mawn by September 18, 2012.

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