The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors recently
approved the addition of an auto bumper plastics specification to the plastics
specifications listed in the Scrap
Specifications Circular. As per ISRI’s Policy Manual, any party
may submit to ISRI a written appeal of the ISRI Board’s approval of this new
specification up to 30 days after publication of this notice. Written appeals
must provide a rationale and a request for action and should be sent to ISRI
President Robin Wiener.
The specification is as
Name: Post Consumer TPO
Plastic Automotive Bumper Covers
Description: This grade consists of
painted auto bumper covers removed from motor vehicles.
Product: Post-Consumer Auto Part
Source: Post-Consumer material
generated by collision or refurbishment centers or automobile dismantlers.
Contamination: The following parts must
be removed from the bumper cover: head lamps, tail lamps, grills, emblems, rub
strips, reflectors and any other components attached to the bumper.
Everything attached to the bumper cover should be removed before baling.
should be limited to small metal parts such as clips, bolts and screws.
No TPU or RIM Plastic
General: Refer to the “General
Information” section for more information.
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of
the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,300 companies in 21
chapters in the U.S. and 35 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap
commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and
textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides
education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public
awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade,
the environment and sustainable development. Generating more than $105 billion
annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides
nearly half a million Americans with good jobs. For more information about
ISRI, please visit www.isri.org.