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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 approved new specifications for Rigid Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic Recyclables at its Fall Meeting on November 8. The new PVC Specifications are intended to encompass more of the plastics recyclables that are actively trading in the scrap plastics marketplace.

Prior to passing the full Board, the PVC specifications were approved by ISRI’s Plastics Division at the Spring Board & Committee Meetings in New Orleans on April 24, 2017.

As per ISRI’s Policy Manual, any party may submit to ISRI a written appeal of the ISRI Board’s approval of this new specification up to 30 days after publication of this notice. Written appeals must provide a rationale and a request for action and should be sent to ISRI President Robin Wiener. Once finalized, the new specification will be included in ISRI’s Scrap Specifications Circular under the Plastic Scrap section. ISRI’s Scrap Specifications Circular provides industry guidelines for buying and selling a variety of processed scrap commodities, including ferrous, nonferrous, paper, plastics, electronics, rubber, and glass.

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.

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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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