BS EN 13592:2017 - Plastics sacks for household waste collection. Types, requirements and test methods
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BS EN 13592:2017

Plastics sacks for household waste collection. Types, requirements and test methods

Status : Current   Published : February 2017



This European Standard specifies the general characteristics, test methods and requirements for sacks, bags and bin liners, made from plastic films, used for household waste collection, or household selective waste collection including the collection of biodegradable waste for organic recycling (biodegradation and composting).

For the purpose of this European Standard biodegradable and compostable sacks, including ties if any, are those which comply with EN 13432.

This European Standard applies only to sacks, bags and bin liners for which the first use is for household waste collection or household selective waste collection.

This European Standard does not apply to sacks used to protect bins and that are not lifted at the emptying operation and thus do not require the same mechanical characteristics.


For editorial reasons, in this document the terms “sack” and “bag” are synonymous.

Standard NumberBS EN 13592:2017
TitlePlastics sacks for household waste collection. Types, requirements and test methods
Publication Date28 February 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 4591:1992, ISO 527-3, ISO 291, ISO 4593
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 13592:2003
International RelationshipsEN 13592:2017
Draft Superseded By15/30325373 DC
DescriptorsPlastics, Refuse collection, Type testing, Waste collection, Containers, Waste handling equipment, Refuse containers, Waste handling, Wastes, Refuse, Bags, Materials handling
Title in FrenchSacs en plastique pour la collecte des déchets ménagers. Types, exigences et méthodes d'essai
Title in GermanKunststoffsäcke für die Abfallsammlung aus Haushalten. Typen, Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren
ISBN978 0 580 90575 9
File Size1.618 MB

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