A new standard, BS EN 16486:2014, was published at the end of July entitled; Machines forCompacting waste materials and recyclable fractions – Compactors – Safety requirements. The Standard specifies the safety requirements for the design, manufacture and the safe use of compactors that compact waste material or recyclable fractions (e.g. paper, plastics, textiles, cans, cardboard, mixed waste).
The Standard applies to horizontal compactors mechanically or hand fed which are static, traversable and transportable.
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