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

Sep 28, 2023, 17:03 PM by Vicki Morgan


ISRI Board to Consider Changes to Recycled Plastic Specifications

(September 28, 2023 - Washington, D.C.) – The ISRI Board of Directors will consider the following proposed changes to the Guidelines for Recycled Plastic that were approved by the ISRI Plastics Division on September 20, 2023 at its upcoming Fall Board Meeting in Denver, Colo. on October 18, 2023:

Revised Specifications:

Specification: PP Small Rigid Plastic

Specification: Mixed Small Rigid Plastic

Specification: Mixed Bulky Rigid Plastic

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 Joe Pickard ( or ISRI Senior Economist Bret Biggers ( If adopted or amended, there will be an open comment period for 30 days following the vote by the Board.

These three proposed revisions combine nine expecting specifications to reflect current trading in the marketplace. ISRI would like to thank the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for contributing their expertise in the development of these revisions.

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 accessible online to anyone at any time.  


For more information contact: Vicki Morgan, (202) 975-9042,

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.