ASTM Standard covers calculation of resource depletion potential.
Press Release Summary:
June 7, 2012 - Developed by Subcommittee E60.80 on General Sustainability Standards, proposed ASTM WK31671 describes method for calculating length of time that non-fuel mineral commodity can be extracted from reserves and resources, for purposes of environmental product declarations and life cycle analyses. Anyone preparing EPD or LCA will be able to use standard to examine total amount of reserves and resources, amount extracted annually, amount annually recycled, and amount annually displaced by substitutes.
Original Press Release
Calculation of Resource Depletion Potential Described in Proposed New ASTM Sustainability Standard
Press release date: June 4, 2012
o Amount extracted annually;
o Amount annually recycled; and
o Amount annually displaced by substitutes. Taylor notes that interested participants, particularly those who deal with iron and steel, aluminum, copper, zinc, fertilizers, ceramics and other mineral commodities are encouraged to join the task group currently developing ASTM WK31671. To purchase ASTM standards, visit www.astm.org and search by the standard designation, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 877-909-ASTM; email@example.com). ASTM International welcomes participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. For more news in this sector, visit astm.org/sn-environmental or follow us on Twitter @ASTMEnvironment. ASTM Committee E60 Next Meeting: Oct. 23-25, 2012, October committee week, Atlanta, Ga.
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