Biodegradation and persistence testing

Biodegradation and persistence testing

Biodegradation and persistence testing is a crucial component of chemical risk assessment. It is needed for compliance with most national and international regulatory frameworks, many ecolabel schemes, and for technical documents used in transport and waste management.

Watch the video below in which, our Senior Regulatory Consultant and a member of our environmental chemistry and toxicology team, David Brown, explains what biodegradability testing means and why is it so important for companies to use the right method when assessing their products.

The outcome of testing can have major implications for substances regulated under chemical management programmes or product labelling schemes. Therefore, it is vital that biodegradation and persistence testing along with ready biodegradability assessments are undertaken using best practices. Better test data will more likely lead to better regulatory outcomes and product labelling claims, which can help differentiate an organisation's products from those of their competitors.

If you have any questions regarding this testing method, please contact us to find out more.