ISRI’s work on developing a Plastic Resin ID guide has commenced and is on schedule. The purpose of the project is to give plastic recyclers a set of tools that will help them understand the types of resins they work with. It will give them information on the most common markets to either source or sell materials, proper sortation and handling protocols, a brief description of how plastics are used in the marketplace, as well as safety information and how and where to find accredited testing labs.
To date, the contractor has delivered drafts for the sections of the guide that discuss PET and HDPE, with LDPE anticipated to be completed soon. At the October board meeting, it is anticipated that the Plastic Division’s sub-committee overseeing the project will review the completed sections and provide feedback.