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ISRI Releases Updates to the Scrap Specifications Circular

(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently updated the Scrap Specifications Circular to include the board-approved new nonferrous specifications, a slight modification to a paper specification, and the deletion of certain expired paper specifications. The additions and changes to the specifications are as follows:

Nonferrous

Barley No. 1 COPPER WIRE (Page 4)

Berry No. 1 COPPER WIRE (Page 4)

Birch No. 2 COPPER WIRE (Page 4)

Candy No. 1 HEAVY COPPER SOLIDS AND TUBING (Page 4)

Berry/Candy Candy/Berry (Page 4)

Cliff No. 2 COPPER SOLIDS AND TUBING (Page 4)

Birch/Cliff (Page 4)

Elmo MIXED ELECTRIC MOTORS (Page 14)

Small Elmo ELECTRIC MOTORS (Page 14)

Shelmo SHREDDED ELECTRIC MOTORS (also called “shredder pickings” or “meatballs”) (Page 14)

Sheema SHREDDED ELECTRIC MOTORS (also called “shredder pickings” or “meatballs”) (Page 14)

Zeyda SHREDDED INSULATED COPPER WIRE (Page 14)

Paper Specification Modification

(56)Sorted Residential Papers & News (SRPN 56) (Page 31)

Deleted Paper Specifications

News Grades #6, #7, and #8

Mix Grades #1, #2, and #3

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.

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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 35 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute 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 nearly $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.

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