• Press Release

Deletion of Certain Old Paper Specifications Extended to June 2017

(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announces the postponement of the deletion of paper specifications News Grades #6, #7, and #8, and Mix Grades #1, #2, and #3 from December 31, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The change was made at the request of membership to allow additional time for those in the industry who have contracts with municipalities and others that are based on the expiring specifications to make the necessary adjustments.

This decision does not impact any of the other paper specifications passed in April 2016 (grades #54, #56, and #58), at the time when these deletions were first approved. These along with the other paper specifications can be found on pages 26-38 of the Scrap Specifications Circular.

The postponement passed in a form of a motion by the full ISRI Board of Directors this past week. The decision was made with the recommendation of the ISRI Paper Division which passed the motion unanimously after it was also approved by the Paper Stock Industries (PSI) chapter of ISRI. The PSI Specifications Committee, which is charged with reviewing and making recommendations on all paper specifications, will continue to review these and other specifications, and process feedback. Public comments and recommendations can be submitted through the Paper Stock Industries website or at the PSI Summit SPECtacular, April 26-27, 2017, in New Orleans.



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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