Aluminium and aluminium alloys - Environmental aspects of aluminium products - General guidelines for their inclusion in standards
This European Standard gives guidelines for standard writers who draft standards dealing with aluminium products or dealing with semi-finished products which are intended to be used for aluminium products. It applies to all applications of aluminium products It provides a structure on how to identify and consider environmental aspects and potential environmental impacts of aluminium products throughout their life cycle, when writing standards taking into account the specific properties of aluminium and specific aspects of the life cycle of aluminium products. It gives guidance on how the life cycle of aluminium products should be taken into account, considering the provisions given in EN ISO 14044. It also explains cases where restrictions on aluminium products, which are motivated by environmental considerations, are not appropriate and gives guidance on how to avoid unnecessary requirements. This European Standard does not include health and safety aspects related to the production, use or recycling of aluminium products.