• Press Release

PUBLIC NOTICE: ISRI Proposed Plastics Specifications Changes

(Washington, DC) – Following the approval of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industry’s (ISRI) Plastics Division, a series of new, revised, and deleted plastic scrap specifications will be presented to the ISRI Board of Directors at the next Board Meeting to be held on November 5, 2016, in Salt Lake City.

The proposed specification changes are intended to better reflect what commodities are being traded in the marketplace in order to assist members in the buying and selling of materials and products. The proposed plastic specification changes were developed in consultation with plastic scrap recycling industry members and other plastics industry associations.

At the Board of Directors meeting, the Board may choose to adopt, amend, or reject the recommendations of the Division or table them pending further review. More information about the rules governing the procedures from the addition, amendment, or withdrawal of ISRI’s scrap specifications can be found in the Scrap Specifications Circular. To submit comments, recommendations, or questions please contact either Jonathan Levy or Joe Pickard. There will be an open comment period for 30 days following the vote by the Board.



The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the Voice of the Recycling Industry. ISRI represents approximately 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide that process, broker and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, ISRI 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.

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