PUBLIC NOTICE: ISRI Board to Consider Changes to Recycled Nonferrous Specifications

Jan 17, 2024, 16:36 PM
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Following approval by the ISRI Nonferrous Division on Oct. 18, 2023, ISRI Board of Directors will consider the following proposed amendments (changes in bold) to the existing Saves and Scroll specifications at its upcoming Winter Board Meeting in Coral Gables, Florida on Feb. 7, 2024:

Old Zinc Die Cast Scrap
Shall consist of miscellaneous old zinc base die castings, with or without iron and other foreign attachments. Material can include zinc dies/molds for shoes or other industrial purposes. Must be free of borings, turnings, dross pieces, chunks, melted pieces and skimmings. All unmeltables, dirt, foreign attachments, and volatile substances (such as rubber, cork, plastic, grease, etc.) are deductible. Material containing in excess of 30% iron will not constitute good delivery.

Unsorted Zinc Die Cast Scrap
Produced from automobile fragmentizers. Material to contain about 55% zinc-bearing scrap. Other nonferrous metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, brass/copper/copper alloys, etc., to be about 40%. Insulated copper wire about 1%. Trash, dirt, glass, rubber, oil, iron, not to exceed 5%. Any variations to be sold by special arrangement between buyer and seller.

The full 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 Specifications can be found in the ISRI Specifications ( To submit comments, recommendations, or questions please contact ISRI Chief Economist and Director of Commodities Joe Pickard ( If adopted or amended, there will be an open comment period for 30 days following the vote by the Board.

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 in part to a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the online specifications resource is accessible to anyone at any time.

Following approval by the ISRI Nonferrous Division on Oct. 18, 2023, ISRI Board of Directors...
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