In an increasingly "Green" world, manufacturers as well as retail outlets find it to their advantage to make claims that their products or those that they sell are environmentally friendly. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that such claims be supported by reliable scientific evidence.
Northeast Laboratories offers a full range of tests pertaining to the biodegradation of a variety of products including but not limited to plastics. Our capabilities extend to a wide variety of ASTM and OECD methods.
||Determines the degree of anaerobic biodegradation by measuring evolved carbon dioxide as a function of time when the plastic is exposed to activated sewage sludge
||Determines the degree and rate of anaerobic biodegradation of synthetic plastic materials (including formulation additives) on exposure to anaerobic digester municipal sewage sludge from a waste water plant
||Evaluating the biodegradation of degradable plastics in submerged culture under aerobic conditions
||Determines the degree and rate of aerobic biodegradation of plastic materials on exposure to a controlled composting environment under laboratory conditions
||Determination of the degree and rate of anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials in high solids anaerobic conditions
||Determines the anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials under accelerated land fill conditions
||Determines the degree and rate of aerobic biodegradation of plastic materials in contact with soil or a mixture of soil or a mixture of soil and mature compost under laboratory conditions
||Determines the degree and rate of aerobic biodegradation of plastic materials (including formulation additives) exposed to pre-grown population of at least ten aerobic marine microorganisms of a known genera
||Determines the biodegradability of plastics used as coatings on paper and other compostable surfaces
||Conducting an evaluation on nonmetallic materials microbiological susceptibility when in contact with the natural environment of the soil
||Determines the acute toxicity of compost after degradation on earthworms
||Determines the acute toxicity of compost after degradation on plant life
||Activated sludge respiration inhibition test
||Biodegradabilty in Seawater
||Anaerobic biodegradability of organic compounds in digested sludge
Please note: Additional testing available on request.