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PUBLIC NOTICE: ISRI Proposed Specifications for MRF Glass and Inbound MRF Mixed Recyclables

(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors will consider the addition of new specifications for glass and inbound mixed recyclables for material recovery facilities (MRF) during its Winter Meeting on February 10. ISRI’s Paper and Plastics Divisions recently approved each of the specifications. These specifications are intended to increase understanding of the issues processors face when working with complex streams from municipal program sources.

The MRF glass specifications and inbound MRF specifications are available online for review. The MRF glass specifications were approved by the divisions at the Fall Board & Committee Meetings in Salt Lake City on November 4, 2016. The inbound MRF specifications were approved by the divisions during the Winter ISRI Board & Committee Meetings held on January 9, 2017. Both were developed in consultation with ISRI’s MRF Council and paper and plastic scrap recycling industry members with extensive experience working with scrap streams sourced from municipal collection facilities and programs.

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 Joe Pickard. There will be an open comment period for 30 days following the vote by the Board.

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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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