A Common Language for Recyclable Materials—ISRI Scrap Specifications (1 CEU)
Wednesday, August 22
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Moderator: Leonard Zeid, Director of Marketing, Midland Davis Corporation
Stakeholders in the recycling chain have their own perspectives on the definition of recycling. When is a product considered recycled? Should product transformation (engineered fuels) or diverted use be considered recycling? How are these words used in various regions and at various points in the chain? When is a product considered recyclable? The answer lies in a common language. For more than 100 years, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. has maintained a specifications circular for metals, paper, plastics, glass, electronics, tires/rubber and other recyclable materials. These guidelines have long served as a common language for the purchase and sale of recycled material all over the world. Recently, ISRI has been working with other institutions to create similar guidelines for inbound curbside recyclables at MRFs. Learn more about ISRI’s work and how it can improve the quality and profitability of your product.