ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular (updated)

32 SCRAP SPECIFICATIONS CIRCULAR 2022 Guidelines for Paper Stock Copyright © 2022 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (31) Hard White Envelope Cuttings (HWEC) Consists of groundwood-free cuttings, shavings, or sheets of unprinted, untreated, and uncoated white envelope paper. Prohibitive Materials None permitted Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 1/2 of 1% (32) (Grade not currently in use) (33) New Colored Envelope Cuttings Consists of groundwood-free cuttings, shavings, or sheets of untreated, uncoated bleachable colored envelope paper. Prohibitive Materials None permitted Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 2% (34) (Grade not currently in use) (35) Semi Bleached Cuttings Consists of sheets and cuttings of unprinted, untreated, groundwood-free paper such as file folder stock, untreated milk carton stock, or manila tag. Prohibitive Materials None permitted Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 2% (36) Unsorted Office Paper (UOP) Consists of printed or unprinted paper typically generated in an office environment that may include a document destruc- tion process. This grade may contain white, colored, coated and uncoated papers, manila and pastel colored file folders. Prohibitive Materials may not exceed 2% Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 10% (37) Sorted Office Paper (SOP) Consists of paper, as typically generated by offices, contain- ing primarily white and colored groundwood-free paper, free of unbleached fiber. May include a small percentage of groundwood computer printout and facsimile paper. Prohibitive Materials may not exceed 1% Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 5% (38) (Grade not currently in use) (39) Manifold Colored Ledger (MCL) Consists of sheets, shavings, and cuttings of industrially- generated printed or unprinted colored or white ground- wood-free paper. All stock must be uncoated and free of nonimpact printing. A percentage of carbonless paper is allowable. Prohibitive Materials may not exceed 1/2 of 1% Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 2% (40) Sorted White Ledger (SWL) Consists of uncoated, printed or unprinted sheets, shavings, guillotined books, and cuttings of white groundwood-free ledger, bond, writing, and other paper which has similar fiber and filler content. Prohibitive Materials may not exceed 1/2 of 1% Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 2% (41) Manifold White Ledger (MWL) Consists of sheets, shavings, and cuttings of industrially- generated printed or unprinted white groundwood-free paper. All stock must be uncoated. Prohibitive Materials may not exceed 1/2 of 1% Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 2% (42) (Grade no longer in use) (43) Coated Book Stock (CBS) Consists of coated groundwood-free paper, printed or unprinted in sheets, shavings, guillotined books and cut- tings. A reasonable percentage of paper containing fine groundwood may be included. Prohibitive Materials None permitted Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 2% (44) Coated Groundwood Sections (CGS) Consists of printed, coated groundwood paper in sheets, sections, shavings or guillotined books. This grade may not include news quality groundwood paper. Prohibitive Materials None permitted Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 2% (45) Lightly Printed Bleached Board Cuttings Consists of groundwood-free printed bleached board cut- tings, free from misprint sheets, cartons, wax, greaseproof lamination, metallic, and inks, adhesives or coatings that are insoluble. Prohibitive Materials may not exceed 1/2 of 1% Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 2% (46) Printed Bleached Board Consists of groundwood-free misprint sheets, cartons and cuttings of bleached board, free from wax, greaseproof lamination, metallic, and inks, adhesives or coatings that are insoluble. Prohibitive Materials may not exceed 1% Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 2% (47) Unprinted Bleached Board Consists of groundwood-free unprinted, untreated bleached board cuttings, sheets or rolls, free from wax, greaseproof lamination and adhesives or coatings that are insoluble. Prohibitive Materials None permitted Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 1% (48) #1 Bleached Cup Stock (#1 Cup) Consists of untreated cuttings or sheets of coated or uncoated cup base stock. Cuttings with slight bleed may be included. Must be free of wax, poly, and other coatings that are insoluble. Prohibitive Materials None permitted Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 1/2 of 1% (49) #2 Printed Bleached Cup Stock (#2 Cup) Consists of printed, untreated formed cups, cup die cuts, and misprint sheets of coated or uncoated cup base stock. Glues must be water soluble. Must be free of wax, poly, and other coatings that are insoluble. Prohibitive Materials None permitted Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 1% (50) Unprinted Bleached Plate Stock Consists of groundwood-free bleached coated or uncoated, untreated and unprinted plate cuttings and sheets. Prohibitive Materials None permitted Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 1/2 of 1%

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