The unauthorized and/or fraudulent use of the TP IPPC mark is illegal and a situation we take seriously. Anyone with information regarding the misuse of IPPC marks should contact TP's WPM Manager immediately. Thank you for helping to protect the integrity of the ISPM 15 program which is vital to our business and economy.
We will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 26th and 27th. There have been many challenges in 2020, but we are so thankful for the opportunity to be of service to our clients. We hope this Holiday season brings many blessings to all of you and your families.
Good News for Recyclers
On November 6th, the ALSC Board of Directors approved raising the tolerance for obliteration of old IPPC marks on repaired WPM from 5% to 10%.
This means that any obliteration issues at 10% or less will be considered conforming. The new tolerance will not take effect until it has been officially posted to all agencies, which should be some time the week of November 29th 2020. This change allows for a little more leniency when agencies review a facility's repaired WPM, but recyclers should continue to aim for 100% obliteration of old IPPC marks on all repaired wood packaging.
These changes will not affect the status of previous obliteration non-conformances between 5-10% prior to the rule change. The NWPCA was instrumental in working with ALSC to get this increased allowance approved by the Board of Directors.