ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular

45 INSTITUTE OF SCRAP RECYCLING INDUSTRIES, INC. Copyright © 2022 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. Description: Any Polypropylene (PP, #5) whole bottle, container product, generated through a positive sort from curbside, drop off or other public or private recycling collection program. Examples include: prescription bottles, yogurt cups, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs, cold drink cups, microwaveable trays, tofu tubs, dishwasher safe • Bulky Polypropylene (PP, #5) plastic items greater than 5 gallons, should be avoided (e.g., drums, crates,buckets, baskets, toys, totes, and lawn furniture). Product: Polypropylene Containers Source: Post-Consumer Material Contamination: Total contaminants should not exceed 8% by weight The following levels of contamination are allowed • 2% Maximum acceptable Metal o Paper/Cardboard o Liquid or other residue o High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE, #2) o Any plastic container or packaging containing Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, #1), Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC, #3), Polystyrene (PS, #6), Other (#7) The following contaminants are not allowed at any level (zero percent allowed) • Plastic bags, sheets, film • Oil, grease, rocks, dirt • Wood • Glass • Electronic scrap • Medical and hazardous waste • Products with degradable additives • Containers which held flammable, corrosive or reactive products, pesticides or herbicides General: Refer to the General Information section for additional information. Polypropylene All Rigid Plastic Description: Any Polypropylene (PP, #5) whole bottle, container product, generated through a positive sort fromcurbside, drop off or other public or private recycling collection program. Bulky Polypropylene (PP, #5) are items greater than 5 gallons, (e.g. buckets, crates, waste baskets, toys, and storage bins). Examples include: prescription bottles, yogurt cups, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs, cold drink cups, microwaveable trays, tofu tubs, dishwasher safe storage containers, hangers, bottle cap enclosures, etc. Product: Polypropylene Containers Source: Post-Consumer Material Contamination: Total contaminants should not exceed 8%by weight The following levels of contamination are allowed • 2% Maximum acceptable o Metal o Paper/Cardboard o Liquid or other residue storage containers, hangers, bottle cap enclosures, etc. Polypropylene SMALL Rigid Plastic Guidelines for Plastic Scrap

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