(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry™, Board of Directors approved new and modified plastic and nonferrous scrap specifications at the ISRI Summer Board Meeting held in Washington, DC on July 14, 2022. The approved plastic scrap specifications, developed in coordination with the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), are as follows:
Bale Specifications: HDPE Colored Bottles
Bale Specification: PET Bottles (No PET Thermoforms)
Bale Specification: PET Bottles with PET Thermoforms
Bale Specifications: HDPE Natural Bottles
Bale Specifications: HDPE Injection Bulky Rigid Plastics
Bale Specifications: PET Thermoforms
Plastic Film Scrap Specifications
The ISRI Board of Directors also approved the following changes to the Guidelines for Nonferrous Scrap that were approved by the Nonferrous Division on March 20, 2022:
TANK ALUMINUM CHOPS and STRAWS
Shall consist of clean aluminum, chops or straws, free of screening, hair-wire, iron, copper, insulation and other non-metallic items. Must be free of minus 20 mesh material. Must contain 99% aluminum content.
TEASE ALUMINUM WIRE and CABLE
Shall consist of new, clean, aluminum wire or cable free from hair wire, ACSR, wire screen, iron, insulation and other non-metallic items. Must contain 99% aluminum content.
REELS Mixed Nonferrous Wheel Weights
To consist of nonferrous wheel weights that are a minimum of 35% (overall) Nonferrous and no more than 65% Iron (Fe). Anticipated Nonferrous material may be both Lead and Zinc weights. To be free of foreign material. Final material specifications to be determined between buyer and seller.
TALL E.C. ALUMINUM CHOPS AND STRAWS
Shall consist of clean, 1350 and/or 1050 alloy, E.C. aluminum, chops or straws, free of screening, hair-wire, iron, copper, insulation and other non-metallic items. Must be free of minus 20 mesh material. Must contain 99.45% aluminum content.
TALON E.C. ALUMINUM WIRE and CABLE
Shall consist of new, clean, 1350 and/or 1050, E.C. aluminum wire or cable free from hair wire, ACSR, wire screen, tape, iron, insulation and other non-metallic items. Must contain 99.45% aluminum content.
On or before 30 days following this announcement, any party may appeal the Board’s decision. Said appeal shall state the reason for the appeal and the requested action to be taken. Submissions may be sent to ISRI Chief Economist Joe Pickard. 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.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents 1,300 companies 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 more than 506,000 Americans with good jobs.
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