ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular

37 Copyright © 2022 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. p • Any plastic bags or plast ic film • Any plastic foam • Any Item containing degradable additives • Containers which held hazardous materials, such as flammable, corrosive, or reactive products, pesticides, or herbicides, including motor oil bottles • Other metal, wood, glass • Batteries • Bio-medical waste items (e.g., syringes, sharps, gloves, masks) • Rocks, stones, mud, oils and grease General: Refer to the General Information section for additional information. PET Bottles With Thermoforms Description: Any whole Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, #1) postconsumer bottle or jar with a screw-neck top that contains the ASTM D7611 “#1, PET or PETE” resin identification code and thatis clear, transparent green, or transparent light blue. All bott les should be free of content s or free flowing liquids . Closures (caps, lids, rings, and labels) may be left on bottles. This specification allows inclusion of PET thermoforms of more than two percent, but not to exceed 10 percent of bale, by weight. PET thermofo rms are defined as any whole, extrusion grade, clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) package labeled with the ASTM D7611 “#1, PET or PETE” resin identificationcode, including and not limited to egg cartons, baskets, clamshell containers, cups, lids, cake domes, covers, blister pack without paperboard backing, tubs, deli containers, trays and folded PET sheet containers. All thermoformpieces must be optically sorted (as PET). Product: Polyethylene Terephthalate Bottles with Thermoforms Source: Post-consumer material collected primarily from residential sources, may also include some material that has met its intended use from commercial establishments. “PET fraction” refers to the total weight of PET bottles in a PET bale, inclusive of caps and labels when still attached to PET containers, as a percentage of the total weight of that bale. CHECK WITH YOUR BUYER(S) as to their allowances for:  Any other Color PET Containers (including fluorescents and opaques) Contamination: Total contaminants should not exceed the percentages, by weight, as defined by PET bale grade chart above. ALLOWABLE CONTAMINANTS AT LOW LEVELS: These contaminants are tolerable at low levels. The following contaminants should not exceed 2% by weight of any of the following “individual” contaminants, unless noted otherwise. • HDPE (#2), LDPE (#4), PP (#5) rigid packaging • Aluminum cans • Loose paper or cardboard (OCC) • Liquid residues CONTAMINANTS NOT ALLOWED: If present, these contaminants may result in rejection. • PVC (#3) in any form • Chemically incompat ible low temperat uremelt ing materials, including PS (#6), PETG, and PLA, as rigid or foam in any product. • Any #7 plastics, including polycarbonate bottles • Any non-packagi ng product s • Any bulky rigid plastics • Any plastic bags or plast ic film • Any plastic foam • Any Item containing degradable additives • Containers which held hazardous materials, such as flammable, corrosive, or reactive products, pesticides, or herbicides, including motor oil bottles • Other metal, wood, glass • Batteries • Bio-medical waste items (e.g., syringes, sharps, gloves, masks) • Rocks, stones, mud, oils and grease General: Refer to the General Information section for addit ional informat ion. PET Thermoforms Description: Any whole, extrusion grade, clear or transparent light blue polyethylene terephthalate (PET) postconsumer package labeled with the ASTM D7611 “#1, PET or PETE” resin identification code, not including bottles and jars, but including and not limited to egg cartons, baskets, clamshell containers, cups, lids, cake domes, covers, blister pack without paperboard backing, tubs, deli containers, trays and folded PET sheet containers. All packages should be free of contents or free flowing liquids. Closures (caps, lids, rings, and labels) may be included. All thermoform pieces must be optically sorted (as PET), and no other thermoform shall come from any other sorting stations. (This is specified to prevent lookalike thermoform—PS, PLA, PVC—from being mixed with PET.) Product: Polyethylene Terephthalate Thermoform Plastic Source: Post-consumer material collected primarily from residential sources, may also include some material that has met its intended use from commercial establishments. “CHECK WITH YOUR BUYER(S) as to their allowances for: transparent green, or any other color (other than light blue). Contamination: Total contaminants should not exceed 6% by weight. ALLOWABLE CONTAMINANTS AT LOW LEVELS: These contaminants are tolerable at low levels. The following contaminants should not exceed 2% by weight of any of the following “individual” contaminants, unless noted otherwise. • HDPE (#2), LDPE (#4), PP (#5) rigid packaging • PS (#6) and Other (#7) rigid plastic, including PLA plastic • Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG) • PVC (#3) – maximum 1% • Aluminum cans PET Bale Grade Grade A Grade B Grade C Total PET bottle fraction by weight 94% or above 83 – 93% 73 – 82% Guidelines for Plastic Scrap INSTITUTE OF SCRAP RECYCLING INDUSTRIES, INC.

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