Category Archives: Specifications

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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Future of Mix Paper Presentation

Calling all conference attendees! (And those who could not attend). For anyone interested, we are providing PDFs of the PowerPoint presentation that was shown by PSI President Myles Cohen on the Future of Mix Paper during the Paper and Plastics Recycling conference in Chicago, held October 11 through the 13th, 2017.    

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Specs Committee Update – March 1, 2016

The Specs Committee is still working on the feedback collected at the Summit in New Orleans.  The summary of feedback and schedule for responses will appear soon.

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Specifications Summit 2016 Was a Successful Event

The Specifications Summit was a successful event! Over 100 people attended to discuss grading specs and enjoy the New Orleans Mardi Gras scene. Want to know what’s ahead in 2016 for shipping? Please click the link below for a view of the informative presentation by our keynote speaker David J. Arsenault from our 2016 Specifications Summit!

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Specifications Summit 2016 – Voting Results

The results are in! YOU came, YOU discussed, YOU VOTED! Please click the link below to see the results of the voting for specifications for OCC, NEWS, and MIX PAPER.

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Specs Committee Update – January 13, 2016

Draft proposed additions and changes to PSI specifications – 1/13/2016 This shows the latest work product of the specifications committee on its meeting January 13. It includes changes to the language and names of multiple grades.

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Specs Committee Meeting – December 10, 2015

Is there a difference between the terms “curbside” or “residential”? Which is better? The committee held a conference call to discuss a various feedback and concerns given from last meeting dated 11/23/2015. We went into details on some of the specific concerns regarding naming of grades, prohibitive material and various other amendment requests. It was […]

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Specs Committee Meeting – November 23, 2015

The committee held a conference call to discuss a second proposed amendment to #11 OCC which doesn’t specify the acceptable percentage of offshore material.  Both drafts appear here and will be up for vote at the summit in New Orleans.

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Specifications Proposed Changes – October 2015

View this summary of the latest proposed changes as of October 2015.

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