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Testing Guideline on the Degradability and Food Safety of Containers and Bags

 
Testing Guideline on the Degradability and Food Safety of Containers and Bags
 
Foreword

This Testing Guideline aims to provide reference on the acceptance criteria and the associated methods for testing the performance of "degradable" containers and bags. The Hong Kong Plastics Technology Centre was commissioned to develop the Testing Guideline under the guidance of a Working Group formed in 1999. The Working Group consists of representatives from:
  Consumer Council Ms. Connie Y.H. LAU
  Food and Environmental Hygiene Department Mr. S.Y. CHEUNG
  Hong Kong Association of Certification Laboratories Ltd. Mr. K.L. TSANG
  Hong Kong Expanded Polystyrene Association Ltd. Mr. Leonard LAW
  Hong Kong Plastic Bags Manufacturers' Association Mr. LAU Shiu-yin
  Hong Kong Plastics Technology Centre Ltd. Dr. S.W. CHEUNG
  Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Prof. YUE Po Lock

The Environmental Protection Department would like to acknowledge the Working Group members and all those who have contributed to the development of the Testing Guideline. Special thanks are given to Dr. Jian YU of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology for his advice in developing the test methods; Dr. Andy CHAN of the University of Hong Kong and Dr. K.C. CHEUNG of the Hong Kong Baptist University for their support in conducting the pilot tests; and Dr. C.C. LAM of the Hong Kong Productivity Council for his support in finalising the Testing Guideline.

 
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Foreword and Remarks download PDF
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Testing Guideline  
 
Part 1: General Guide and Specifications download PDF
 
Part 2: Test Methods download PDF
 
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• HS_1002 Overall Migration Test by Article Filling Method (English version only) download PDF
 
• HS_1003 Heavy Metals Test (English version only) download PDF
 
• HS_1004 Pesticide Residues Test (English version only) download PDF
 
• HS_1005 Coliform Bacteria Test (English version only) download PDF
 
• HS_1006 Moulds and Yeasts Test (English version only) download PDF
 
• HS_2001 Biodegradability Test (English version only) download PDF
 
• HS_3001 Static Loading Test (English version only) download PDF
 
• HS_3002 Fold Resistance Test (English version only) download PDF
 
• HS_3003 Low Temperature Resistance Test (English version only) download PDF
 
• HS_3004 Water and Oil Proof Tests at Raised Temperature (English version only) download PDF
 
• HS_3005 Tensile Strength Test (English version only) download PDF
 
• HS_3006 Acid Resistance Test (English version only) download PDF
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Passing Criteria download PDF
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Registration Scheme download PDF
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Application Form for the Registration Scheme download PDF
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Testing Service download PDF
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