Recycled material trade flows between the U.S. and Canada were valued at more than $8.4 billion in 2022. ISRI Specifications help facilitate trade in recycled materials by providing a common language for buyers and sellers of recycled commodities including ferrous (iron, steel) and nonferrous metals (aluminum, copper, nickel, magnesium, zinc, etc.), electronics, paper, plastics, glass, tire, and rubber. Widespread adoption of the specifications also plays a key role in increasing the use of high-quality recycled materials within the North American supply chains.

These specifications are derived from many sectors of the metals, paper stock, plastics, glass, and electronics industries and are constructed to represent the quality or composition of the materials bought and sold in the industry. The specifications are internationally accepted and are used throughout the world to trade the various commodities.

ISRI is hosting a webinar to provide U.S. and Canadian industry participants, government officials and other stakeholders with more information about ISRI’s new online resource, and encourage the use of the specifications as a trade promotion tool for recycled materials. The webinar will take place Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, at 1 p.m. The webinar is free for members and non-members. Registration required.

Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno is a Communications Manager at ReMA. He is fascinated by the innovation and sustainability found in the recycling industry. He graduated from The Catholic University of America where he majored in Media Studies and minored in Spanish. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his collection of short stories he hopes to one day finish writing.