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President Trump Visits Pratt Industries’ New Mill

President Trump Visits Pratt Industries’ New 100% Recycled Paper Mill Recognizing the important role paper recycling plays in U.S. manufacturing, President Donald Trump on Sept. 22 toured Pratt Industries’ containerboard mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio. The event was broadcast live on at least one national cable channel. Pratt Industries is a member of ISRI and the PSI Chapter. […]

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ISRI Promotes Recycling to State Legislators

ISRI and its members, including several from the PSI Chapter, showcased the recycling industry’s economic contributions for more than 2,300 state policymakers in Nashville during the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit in early August. In addition to hosting a booth in the event’s exhibit hall, ISRI sponsored the summit’s exhibit hall luncheon, with […]

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ISRI Remains Vigilant on Indonesian Scrap Import Regs

ISRI staff and ISRI’s PSI Chapter members met with Indonesian government representatives and U.S. Embassy officials in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sept. 5-6 to further address Indonesia’s pending import restrictions on scrap paper. If finalized—reportedly within the next two months—a new ruling from the Indonesian government would then impose a maximum allowable impurity level of 2 […]

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ISRI, PSI Take the Lead on Indonesian Scrap Import Issue

Indonesia’s Regulations on Imports of Recovered Fiber ISRI and PSI Chapter representatives traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia, recently to meet with various stakeholders regarding Indonesia’s regulations on imports of recovered fiber. Adina Renee Adler, ISRI’s assistant vice president of international affairs, and former PSI Chapter President George Chen of G&T Trading International Corp. met July 4-5 […]

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Indonesia to Use ISRI Specs for Scrap Paper Imports

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The Indonesian government is adjusting the changes it proposed in May to its regulations on imports of recovered paper, with plans to use ISRI scrap paper specifications to address its concerns about contaminants in incoming shipments. The government’s proposed changes would have required 100% preshipment inspections, a 0.5% contamination limit in incoming shipments that are […]

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News: Indonesia Seeks to Prevent Waste in Scrap Shipments

The Indonesian government plans to evaluate individuals who conduct preshipment inspections of imported nonhazardous scrap and revise its scrap import policies to prevent waste from being included in such scrap shipments, according to a recent article in the Jakarta Post. Specifically, the government will evaluate the independent inspectors who are responsible for ensuring that nonhazardous scrap […]

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PSI Chapter Supports Study on Recycling-Related Fires

PSI Supports Study on Fires in MRFs, Scrap Plants The PSI Chapter is working with the Environmental Research & Education Foundation on a study about fires at MRFs and scrap recycling facilities as well as in collection vehicles. PSI is a premier sponsor of the project, contributing $2,000 toward the overall study cost of $34,000, […]

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China Will Issue Final Scrap Import Guidelines

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) issued an email Nov. 13, 2017 noting that the Chinese government is expected to release final scrap import guidelines in 2-4 weeks. The email states: “Industry contacts believe the Chinese government will finalize the contaminants thresholds in its Environmental Protection Control standards for scrap (GB 16487) at 1 percent […]

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