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ISRI Launches Web Version of World-Renowned Specifications Guide for Recycled Material

The ISRI Scrap Specifications Guide in Print for More than a Century Now Available Online 


(June 15, 2023 – Washington D.C.) ISRI has launched a digital version of the ISRI Specifications Guide at ISRISpecs.org, providing an online framework for buyers and sellers of recycled materials and products across the globe. For more than 100 years, the ISRI specifications have helped promote consistency and quality in the trade of recycled materials in the U.S. and around the world. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration this invaluable resource is now accessible online to anyone at any time.  

“For over a century, recyclers from around the world have relied on ISRI specifications to provide the most comprehensive set of guidelines when buying or selling recycled materials. As the international trade and regulatory landscape evolves, it was time to update the specifications—our universal language—to better allow all those entities along the manufacturing supply chain for recycled materials to better communicate with each other—regardless of their geographical location or language,”said ISRI President Robin Wiener. “Thanks to the support of the International Trade Administration, this website reflects the changing international landscape and the essential role of ISRI’s specifications in the global trade of recycled materials.” 


Specifications are reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure they meet the demands of the domestic and global marketplace. Any individual, organization, or company can file a request for additions, changes, or deletions to the specifications. ISRI will continue to update the specifications as the flow of recycled materials evolves with the introduction of new products into the supply chain. The website includes definitions of general terms and guidelines for recycled material transactions, improved options for user input, faster response times, and requests tracking. 


ISRI will host a webinar on June 27 to educate domestic and international market participants, policymakers, and general audiences regarding the new online specifications resource.



For More Information:

Vicki Morgan ISRI (202) 975.9042; vmorgan@isri.org


ISRI is the "Voice of the Recycled Materials Industry®," representing more than 1,500 companies in the U.S. and 40 countries around the globe. Based in Washington, D.C., ISRI provides advocacy, education, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycled materials play in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development.

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