Washington, DC – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently updated its Scrap Specifications Circular to include the addition of two new and one modified nonferrous metal specifications along with changes to the guidelines for paper stock. The new specifications were approved at the ISRI Board and Governance Meetings in July 2021.
The updated specifications are as follows:
New Nonferrous Specifications:
Nickel Bearing Scrap
Modification to Nonferrous Specification:
Changes to Guidelines for Paper Stock:
Prohibitives – To change the words to read “will make the pack unacceptable and unusable as the grade specified”.
Current wording in the Specs Circular, with recommended changes:
2. Prohibitive Materials
b. Any materials that may be damaging to equipment.
Review Date – To add new components to the Paper Stock Section: a) a review date, and b) a section or page showing when and what changes were made.
ISRI’s Scrap Specifications Circular provides industry guidelines for buying and selling a variety of processed scrap commodities, including ferrous, nonferrous, paper, plastics, electronics, rubber, and glass. 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. To submit comments, recommendations, or questions, please contact Joe Pickard.
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 $116 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 506,000 Americans with good jobs.