(Washington, DC) – The
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industry’s (ISRI) Plastics Division recently
approved a series of new, revised, and deleted plastic scrap specifications at
the Board of Directors Meeting on November 5, 2016, in Salt Lake City.
The specification changes were
approved 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 plastic specification changes were developed in consultation with plastic
scrap recycling industry members and other plastics industry associations.
ISRI’s scrap specifications are internationally recognized guidelines used by
buyers and sellers of recycled materials and products including nonferrous and
ferrous scrap, glass cullet, paper stock, plastic, electronics, and tire scrap.
The specifications are intended to assist in the trading of scrap commodities
and are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect the expanding range of
commercially recyclable materials.
As per ISRI’s Policy Manual,
any party may submit to ISRI a written appeal of the ISRI Board’s approval of
these specification changes up to 30 days after publication of this notice.
Written appeals must provide a rational and a request for action and should be
sent to ISRI President Robin Wiener.
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.