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PUBLIC NOTICE: ISRI Proposed Specifications for Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic Recyclables

(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors will consider the addition of new specifications for Rigid Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic Recyclables during its Fall Meeting on November 8. These specifications are intended to encompass more of the plastics recyclables that are actively trading in the scrap plastics marketplace.

The PVC specifications were approved by ISRI’s Plastics Division at the Spring Board & Committee Meetings in New Orleans on April 24, 2017.The new PVC Specifications are available for review.

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.

In addition, ISRI’s Plastics Division will consider specifications for flexible PVC when it meets on November 7. If passed, the specifications will be open for public comment prior to and after the Winter Board Meeting in January 2018.




The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,100 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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