Plastics - Environmental aspects - General guidelines for their inclusion in standards (ISO 17422:2018)

This document provides a structure for inclusion of environmental aspects in standards for plastics products. It proposes an approach which is directed at minimizing any adverse environmental impact without detracting from the primary purpose of ensuring adequate fitness for use of the products under consideration.
The guidance provided by this document is intended primarily for use by standards writers. Over and above its primary purpose, however, this document provides guidance of value to those involved in design work and other activities where environmental aspects of plastics are being considered.
NOTE This document is intended to promote the following practices:
a) the use of techniques for identifying and assessing the environmental impact of technical provisions in standards, and for minimizing their adverse effects;
b) the adoption of good practices such as:
1) procedures for pollution avoidance, e.g. through end-of-life options and its proper management;
2) material and energy conservation in the light of the intended use (and foreseeable misuse) of the product;
3) safe use of hazardous substances;
4) avoidance of technically unjustifiable restrictive practices;
5) promotion of performance criteria rather than exclusion clauses such as are based, for example, only on chemical composition criteria;
6) use of renewable resources and minimization of the use of non-renewable resources, if the life cycle assessment shows favourable;
c) the adoption of a balanced approach in standards development to issues such as environmental impact, product function and performance, health and safety, and other regulatory requirements;
d) the regular review and revision of existing standards in the light of technical innovations, permitting improvement in the environmental impact of products and processes;
e) the application of life cycle analytical approaches wherever applicable and technically justifiable.

Kunststoffe - Umweltaspekte - Allgemeine Richtlinien für die Aufnahme in Normen (ISO 17422:2018)

Dieses Dokument bietet eine Struktur für die Einbeziehung von Umweltaspekten in Normen für Kunststoff-produkte. Es schlägt einen Ansatz vor, der darauf abzielt, schädliche Umweltauswirkungen zu minimieren, ohne den Hauptzweck der Sicherstellung einer angemessenen Gebrauchstauglichkeit der betreffenden Produkte zu beeinträchtigen.
Die Anleitung in diesem Dokument ist hauptsächlich für die Verwendung durch Normenersteller vorgesehen. Zusätzlich zu seinem Hauptzweck gibt dieses Dokument eine wertvolle Anleitung für Personen, die an der Gestaltungsarbeit und anderen Aktivitäten, bei denen Umweltaspekte von Kunststoffen betrachtet werden, beteiligt sind.
ANMERKUNG   Es ist vorgesehen, dass dieses Dokument die folgenden Vorgehensweisen fördert:
a)   den Einsatz von Techniken zur Identifizierung und Bewertung der Umweltauswirkungen von tech¬nischen Vorkehrungen in Normen und zur Minimierung ihrer nachteiligen Auswirkungen;
b)   die Einführung bewährter Verfahren wie:
1)   Verfahren zur Vermeidung von Umweltverschmutzungen, z. B. durch Lebensende Optionen und deren richtiges Management;
2)   Material- und Energieeinsparung im Hinblick auf die beabsichtigte Verwendung (und den vorhersehbaren Missbrauch) des Produkts;
3)   sichere Verwendung gefährlicher Stoffe;
4)   Vermeidung technisch ungerechtfertigter wettbewerbsbeschränkender Praktiken;
5)   Förderung von Leistungskriterien anstelle von Ausschlussklauseln, die beispielsweise nur auf Kriterien der chemischen Zusammensetzung basieren;
6)   Einsatz erneuerbarer Ressourcen und Minimierung des Einsatzes nicht erneuerbarer Ressourcen, wenn die Ökobilanz positiv ausfällt.
c)   die Verfolgung eines ausgewogenen Ansatzes bei der Normenentwicklung in Fragen wie Umweltauswirkungen, Produktfunktion und -leistung, Gesundheit und Sicherheit sowie andere regulatorische Anforderungen;
d)   die regelmäßige Überprüfung und Überarbeitung bestehender Normen im Hinblick auf technische Innovationen, die eine Verbesserung der Umweltauswirkungen von Produkten und Prozessen ermöglichen;
e)   die Anwendung von lebenszyklusanalytischen Ansätzen, wo immer dies möglich und technisch vertretbar ist.

Matières plastiques - Aspects liés à l'environnement - Lignes directrices générales pour leur prise en compte dans les normes (ISO 17422:2018)

Le présent document définit une structure pour l'inclusion des aspects environnementaux dans les normes relatives aux produits plastiques. Il propose une approche visant à permettre une réduction de leur impact négatif sur l'environnement sans compromettre leur objectif premier qui est d'assurer une aptitude à l'emploi adéquate des produits en question.
Les lignes directrices contenues dans le présent document sont essentiellement destinées aux rédacteurs de normes. Toutefois, outre son objectif premier, le présent document sera utile aussi à ceux qui participent aux travaux de conception et autres activités où les aspects environnementaux des plastiques sont abordés.
NOTE Le présent document est destiné à promouvoir les pratiques suivantes:
a) l'utilisation de techniques permettant d'identifier et d'évaluer l'impact environnemental des dispositions techniques spécifiées dans les normes ainsi que de réduire au minimum leurs effets néfastes;
b) l'adoption de bonnes pratiques telles que:
1) des modes opératoires pour la prévention de la pollution, par exemple des options de fin de vie et leur gestion adaptée;
2) la conservation de la matière et de l'énergie en tenant compte de l'utilisation prévue (et de la mauvaise utilisation prévisible) du produit;
3) l'utilisation en toute sécurité des substances dangereuses;
4) l'élimination de pratiques restrictives techniquement injustifiables;
5) le recours à des critères de performance plutôt qu'à des clauses d'exclusion qui seraient, par exemple, basées uniquement sur des critères de composition chimique;
6) l'utilisation de ressources renouvelables et le recours minimal aux ressources non renouvelables, si l'analyse du cycle de vie y est favorable;
c) l'adoption d'une approche équilibrée lors de l'élaboration des normes face à des questions telles que l'impact environnemental, la fonction et la performance du produit, l'hygiène et la sécurité et d'autres exigences réglementaires;
d) la révision et le réexamen réguliers des normes existantes à la lumière des innovations techniques permettant d'améliorer l'impact environnemental des produits et processus;
e) l'application d'approches analytiques du cycle de vie chaque fois qu'elles peuvent être appliquées et qu'elles sont techniquement justifiées.

Polimerni materiali - Okoljski vidiki - Splošne smernice za njihovo vključitev v standarde (ISO 17422:2018)

Ta dokument vsebuje strukturo za vključevanje okoljskih vidikov v standarde za polimerne izdelke. Predlaga pristop, ki je usmerjen v zmanjšanje morebitnih negativnih vplivov na okolje, ne da bi pri tem oviral osnovni namen zagotavljanja ustrezne primernosti obravnavanih izdelkov za uporabo.
Smernice v tem dokumentu so namenjene predvsem piscem standardov. Vendar pa ta dokument poleg svojega osnovnega namena ponuja koristne smernice vsem, ki sodelujejo pri oblikovanju in drugih dejavnostih, pri katerih se upoštevajo okoljski vidiki polimerov.
OPOMBA: Ta dokument je namenjen spodbujanju naslednjih praks:
a) uporaba tehnik za prepoznavanje in presojo vplivov tehničnih določil v standardih na okolje in za zmanjšanje njihovih škodljivih učinkov;
b) uvedba dobrih praks, kot so:
1) postopki za preprečevanje onesnaževanja, npr. z možnostmi ob koncu življenjske dobe in pravilnim upravljanjem;
2) prihranek snovi in energije glede na predvideno uporabo (in predvidljivo zlorabo) izdelka;
3) varna uporaba nevarnih snovi;
4) izogibanje tehnično neupravičenim omejevalnim praksam;
5) spodbujanje uporabe meril uspešnosti in ne točk o izključitvi, ki temeljijo na primer le na merilih za kemično sestavo;
6) uporaba obnovljivih virov in zmanjšanje uporabe neobnovljivih virov, če je ocena življenjskega cikla ugodna;
c) uvedba uravnoteženega pristopa do vprašanj, kot so vpliv na okolje, delovanje in zmogljivost izdelka, zdravje in varnost ter druge regulativne zahteve, pri razvoju standardov;
d) redno pregledovanje in pregled obstoječih standardov glede na tehnične novosti, ki omogočajo izboljšanje vpliva izdelkov in procesov na okolje;
e) uporaba analitičnih pristopov življenjskega cikla, kadar je to primerno in tehnično upravičeno.

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN ISO 17422:2019
01-september-2019
Polimerni materiali - Okoljski vidiki - Splošne smernice za njihovo vključitev v
standarde (ISO 17422:2018)

Plastics - Environmental aspects - General guidelines for their inclusion in standards

(ISO 17422:2018)

Kunststoffe - Umweltaspekte - Allgemeine Richtlinien für die Aufnahme in Normen (ISO

17422:2018)

Matières plastiques - Aspects liés à l'environnement - Lignes directrices générales pour

leur prise en compte dans les normes (ISO 17422:2018)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 17422:2019
ICS:
13.020.01 Okolje in varstvo okolja na Environment and
splošno environmental protection in
general
83.080.01 Polimerni materiali na Plastics in general
splošno
SIST EN ISO 17422:2019 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN ISO 17422
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
June 2019
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.020.01; 83.080.01
English Version
Plastics - Environmental aspects - General guidelines for
their inclusion in standards (ISO 17422:2018)

Matières plastiques - Aspects liés à l'environnement - Kunststoffe - Umweltaspekte - Allgemeine Richtlinien

Lignes directrices générales pour leur prise en compte für die Aufnahme in Normen (ISO 17422:2018)

dans les normes (ISO 17422:2018)
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 3 June 2019.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

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European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

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European foreword

The text of ISO 17422:2018 has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 61 "Plastics” of the

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and has been taken over as EN ISO 17422:2019 by

Technical Committee CEN/TC 249 “Plastics” the secretariat of which is held by NBN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by December 2019, and conflicting national standards

shall be withdrawn at the latest by December 2019.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 17422:2018 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 17422:2019 without any modification.

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 17422
Second edition
2018-06
Plastics — Environmental aspects —
General guidelines for their inclusion
in standards
Matières plastiques — Aspects liés à l'environnement — Lignes
directrices générales pour leur prise en compte dans les normes
Reference number
ISO 17422:2018(E)
ISO 2018
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Contents Page

Foreword ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Inclusion of environmental aspects in standards ............................................................................... 4

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.2 Test method standards .......................................................................................................................................4

4.2.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.2.2 Minimization of adverse environmental impact ....................................................................4

4.2.3 Minimization of material and energy usage ............................................................................5

4.3 Product standards ................................................................................................................................................5

4.3.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

4.3.2 Product functionality .........................................................................................................................5

4.3.3 Environmental aspects in product standards .........................................................................5

4.3.4 Renewable resources and energy ................................................................................................6

4.3.5 Writers of standards ..........................................................................................................................6

Annex A (informative) Scope and limitations of life cycle assessment ....................................................... 7

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................11

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Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.

ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular the different approval criteria needed for the

different types of ISO documents should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2 (see www .iso .org/directives).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. Details of

any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the Introduction and/or

on the ISO list of patent declarations received (see www .iso .org/patents).

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

For an explanation on the voluntary nature of standards, the meaning of ISO specific terms and

expressions related to conformity assessment, as well as information about ISO's adherence to the

World Trade Organization (WTO) principles in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) see the following

URL: www .iso .org/iso/foreword .html.

This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 61, Plastics, Subcommittee SC 14,

Environmental aspects.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 17422:2002), which has been technically

revised. The changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:

— Clause 1 has been revised to include “renewable resources” [item b) 6) of the Note];

— in Clause 3, 3.10 “renewable resource” and 3.11 “end-of-life” have been added;

— terms and definitions formerly in Annex A have been moved to Clause 3, except “life cycle impact

assessment (LCIA)” which has been deleted because it is not used in the document;

— subclause 4.3.4 “Renewable resources and energy” has been added;
— a Note has been added to A.4 to provide a new example of energy input;
— the Bibliography has been revised and updated.
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Plastics — Environmental aspects — General guidelines for
their inclusion in standards
1 Scope

This document provides a structure for inclusion of environmental aspects in standards for plastics

products. It proposes an approach which is directed at minimizing any adverse environmental impact

without detracting from the primary purpose of ensuring adequate fitness for use of the products

under consideration.

The guidance provided by this document is intended primarily for use by standards writers. Over and

above its primary purpose, however, this document provides guidance of value to those involved in

design work and other activities where environmental aspects of plastics are being considered.

NOTE This document is intended to promote the following practices:

a) the use of techniques for identifying and assessing the environmental impact of technical provisions in

standards, and for minimizing their adverse effects;
b) the adoption of good practices such as:

1) procedures for pollution avoidance, e.g. through end-of-life options and its proper management;

2) material and energy conservation in the light of the intended use (and foreseeable misuse) of the product;

3) safe use of hazardous substances;
4) avoidance of technically unjustifiable restrictive practices;

5) promotion of performance criteria rather than exclusion clauses such as are based, for example, only on

chemical composition criteria;

6) use of renewable resources and minimization of the use of non-renewable resources, if the life cycle

assessment shows favourable;

c) the adoption of a balanced approach in standards development to issues such as environmental impact,

product function and performance, health and safety, and other regulatory requirements;

d) the regular review and revision of existing standards in the light of technical innovations, permitting

improvement in the environmental impact of products and processes;

e) the application of life cycle analytical approaches wherever applicable and technically justifiable.

2 Normative references
There are no normative references in this document.
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— IEC Electropedia: available at http: //www .electropedia .org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https: //www .iso .org/obp
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3.1
design

creative activity that, based on expressed or implied needs, existing means and technological

possibilities, results in the definition of technical solutions for a product that can be commercially

manufactured or fabricated into prototypes
3.2
eco-profile

partial life cycle inventory analysis (3.14) beginning at the raw material extraction phase and ending at

the point where the plastics product (3.8) is ready for transfer to the next operator in the supply chain

3.3
environmental aspect

element of an organization’s activities, products or services that interacts or can interact with the

environment
[SOURCE: ISO 14001:2015, 3.2.2]
3.4
environmental impact

change to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, wholly or partially resulting from an

organization’s environmental aspects (3.3)
[SOURCE: ISO 14001:2015, 3.2.4]
3.5
environmental provision

normative element of a standard that specifies measures for minimizing adverse environmental impact

of a test method, material or product
3.6
life cycle

consecutive and interlinked stages of a product system, from raw material acquisition or generation

from natural resources to the final disposal
[SOURCE: ISO 14040:2006, 3.1]
3.7
life cycle assessment
LCA

compilation and evaluation of the inputs (3.13), outputs (3.16) and the potential environmental impacts

(3.4) of a product system throughout its life cycle (3.6)
[SOURCE: ISO 14040:2006, 3.2]
3.8
plastics product

material or combination of materials, semi-finished or finished product that is within the scope of

ISO/TC 61
3.9
product standard

standard that specifies requirements to be fulfilled by a product or group of products

3.10
renewable resource

any natural resource in the form of material or energy, which is replenished or replaced on natural

processes

Note 1 to entry: Renewable resource includes agricultural products, biomass, solar, wind, water, hydro power,

geothermal, tidal energy and renewed biomass etc. and excludes recovered or wasted energy.

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Note 2 to entry: Organic fraction of municipal waste is considered as a renewable energy source.

Note 3 to entry: Whether the energy stored in a technical system is renewable or not depends on the nature of

the original energy source.

Note 4 to entry: Criteria to categorize an energy source as renewable differ amongst jurisdictions, based on local

environmental or other reasons.
3.11
end-of-life

life cycle stage of a product when a proper waste management is applied for discarded end-user

products

Note 1 to entry: For plastics waste recycling and recovery, see ISO 11469 and ISO 15270. See also Annex A.

3.12
energy recovery
production of useful energy through direct and controlled combustion

Note 1 to entry: Solid-waste incinerators producing hot water, steam and/or electricity are a common form of

energy recovery.

Note 2 to entry: From a technical point of view, the term “energy recovery” applies to any process where the

calorific value or the sensible heat of a material is wholly, or partially, converted into useful energy.

[SOURCE: ISO 15270:2008, 3.11, modified — Note 2 to entry has been added.]
3.13
input
material or energy which enters a unit process
3.14
life cycle inventory analysis
LCI

phase of life cycle assessment (3.7) involving the compilation and quantification of inputs (3.13) and

outputs (3.16) for a product throughout its life cycle (3.6)

Note 1 to entry: As life cycle inventory analysis describes a product system and not the product in isolation, the

life cycle data cover factors including materials, design, performance, use pattern and waste management.

[SOURCE: ISO 14040:2006, 3.3, modified — Note 1 to entry has been added.]
3.15
mechanical recycling

processing of plastics waste into secondary raw material or products without significantly changing

the chemical structure of the material

Note 1 to entry: This definition does not generally cover chemical or feedstock recycling processes applied to

plastics.
[SOURCE: ISO 15270:2008, 3. 21, modified — Note 1 to entry has been changed.]
3.16
output
material or energy which leaves a unit process

Note 1 to entry: Such material includes raw materials, intermediate products, finished products, emissions

and waste.
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4 Inclusion of environmental aspects in standards
4.1 General

In the preparation of International Standards, close co-ordination within and among sub-committees

and working groups responsible for different plastics products or processes is necessary in order

to create a coherent approach to the incorporation of environmental provisions. Appropriate co-

ordination will ensure that such activity on environmental provisions will neither retard nor inhibit

the normal standards development process.

Any plan to prepare a new standard or to revise an existing standard with inclusion of environmental

provisions should define, as far as possible, both the purpose of the standard and its expected major

users. This exercise will help to determine how the standard is likely to be used, for example for quality

control or for conformity assessment, to identify the relevant environmental aspects and to assess the

users’ level of expertise, needs and expectations.

Standards should be drafted with a view to providing provisions which eliminate or reduce any

identified environmental hazards, and, where possible, these provisions should be expressed in terms of

verifiable preventive measures. Requirements for preventive measures should be expressed precisely,

clearly and with technical accuracy, and the requirements for verification should be clearly stated.

Whenever appropriate, the standard should state what environmentally relevant information has to be

provided to persons involved with the product or process.

NOTE Terminology of plastics is defined in ISO 472. This document additionally includes environmental terms.

4.2 Test method standards
4.2.1 General

International Standards for the testing of plastics products should also provide scope for application of

ISO Guide 64 by drawing attention to the importance of product sustainability issues such as resource

conservation and pollution prevention.

Where such issues are already being addressed (for example within ISO/TC 61/SC 5, Physical-chemical

properties, ISO/TC 61/SC 6, Ageing, chemical and environmental resistance and ISO/TC 61/SC 14,

Environmental aspects, etc.), this fact should be brought to the attention of the users of the standards by

means of an introductory statement within the text of the standard. Standards writers should take this

into account whenever existing standards are being revised or new ones are being
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