ISRI updates specifications

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, has announced that it has published changes to the plastic specifications in the “Scrap Specifications Circular.” These changes were approved by the ISRI board of directors during the fall 2016 Board Meeting in Salt Lake City.

The plastics specifications changes can be found on pages 42 to 48 of the circular. ISRI says they better reflect the commodities that are being traded in the marketplace and assist members in buying and selling materials and products.

ISRI consulted with its plastic scrap recycling industry members and with other plastics industry associations to develop the specifications.

The circular also was updated to reflect the June 30, 2017, deadline extension of the deletion of certain old paper specifications.

ISRI’s scrap specifications are internationally recognized guidelines used by buyers and sellers of recycled materials, including nonferrous and ferrous, glass, paper, plastic, electronics and tire scrap. They are intended to assist in the trading of scrap commodities and are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect the expanding range of commercially recyclable materials, ISRI says.