• Press Release

PUBLIC NOTICE: ISRI Plastics Specifications Changes

(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.

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