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PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Changes to the Transaction Guidelines of the ISRI Paper Stock Specifications

(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors will consider a proposal to integrate the ISRI Paper Stock Specifications Domestic and Export Transaction Guidelines in the ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular at its Spring Meeting on April 16 during the 2018 ISRI Convention and Exposition. Following a review process that included two industry summits and extensive consultation with paper mills, brokers, and processors who deal in both domestic and export transactions, the integrated specifications and guidelines were proposed to help streamline industry transactions.

The changes have already been approved by ISRI’s Paper Division and Paper Stock Industries (PSI) Chapter. The proposed guidelines are available for review and comment.

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


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 more than 40 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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