ISRI proposes specifications for PVC recyclables

Association’s board will consider new specifications during Nov. 8 meeting.

October 5, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
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The board of directors for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, will consider adding new specifications for rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic recyclables during its Fall Meeting Nov. 8, 2017. These specifications are intended to encompass more of the plastics recyclables that are actively trading in the scrap plastics marketplace, according to the organization.

The PVC specifications were approved by ISRI’s Plastics Division at the Spring Board & Committee Meetings in New Orleans April 24, 2017. The new PVC specifications are available for review. They include bale specifications for rigid PVC siding, pipe and window profiles. The specifications outline prohibitives and acceptable levels of contamination.

At its meeting, the board may choose to adopt, amend or reject the recommendations of the division or to table them pending further review.

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.” ISRI’s Joe Pickard should be contacted with o submit comments, recommendations or questions at There will be an open comment period for 30 days following the vote by the board.

In addition, ISRI’s Plastics Division will consider specifications for flexible PVC when it meets Nov. 7. If passed, the specifications will be open for public comment prior to and after the Winter Board Meeting in January 2018.