Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

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About ISRI

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the Voice of the Recycling Industry. ISRI represents approximately 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide that process, broker and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, ISRI provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment, and sustainable development. Generating more than $105 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.

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​ISRI elects new slate of national officers

Brian Shine, Manitoba Corp., ISRI's new chair.

During its 2018 convention and exposition, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) elected four new national officers who will lead the association and industry over the next two years. In addition, the ISRI Board of Directors elected four directors-at-large and one associate director. Heading up the new team of leaders is Chair Brian Shine of Manitoba Corp. (Buffalo, NY).

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​Recycling Research Foundation silent auction at ISRI 2018 sets new records

​Recycling Research Foundation silent auction at ISRI 2018 sets new records

As part of its continuous effort to provide funds for college students and industry research, The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF) recently announced it raised a record amount of nearly $40,000 through its annual silent auction. RRF, a nonprofit closely associated with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), promotes the art and science of scrap processing and recycling through the research, sponsorships, technical assistance, and educational programs for the purpose of advancing the industry. 

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Ecore CEO Dodge named ISRI Director, Tire Chapter Chairman

Ecore CEO Dodge named ISRI Director, Tire Chapter Chairman

Arthur Dodge, III, CEO and President of Ecore International, has been elected Director of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and Chairman of the ISRI's Tire Chapter. ISRI, as a non-profit trade association consisting of more than 1,600 private and public for-profit companies, promotes public awareness of the value and importance of recycling in the production of goods and services worldwide.

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Ferrous scrap looking relatively healthy

Ferrous scrap looking relatively healthy

Heading into 2018, China's proposed scrap import restrictions, widespread transportation bottlenecks, and fluctuating foreign exchange rates were key concerns for most scrap recyclers even as the major developed economies entered a period of synchronized economic growth. 

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​ISRI's 2018 advocacy agenda highlights industry's top policy challenges and opportunities

​ISRI's 2018 advocacy agenda highlights industry's top policy challenges and opportunities

Fresh off major victories included in the tax reform law and through the resumption of U.S. Mint's Mutilated Coin Program and in advance of its 2018 Convention and Exposition, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has released its 2018 Advocacy Agenda. The Agenda highlights the recycling industry's priorities at the local, state, federal, and international levels related to Taxes & the Economy, International Trade, Energy and the Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure Development, Workplace Safety Initiatives, and Regulatory Policy.

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ISRI Announces Creation of Century Club for Industry Veterans

ISRI Announces Creation of Century Club for Industry Veterans

Experienced recyclers who are retired or semi-retired but who would like to still be involved in the industry now have a home through the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). ISRI recently formed the Century Club for individuals who desire to network with peers, maintain friendships, and stay active in the scrap recycling industry although they may no longer be associated with an ISRI member company. 

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​Inaugural Global Recycling Day is Sunday March 18

​Inaugural Global Recycling Day is Sunday March 18

As part of a worldwide effort to promote the importance of recycling on the first-ever Global Recycling Day this Sunday, March 18, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is calling on businesses, communities, policymakers, and individuals to increase their commitment to recycling and recognize scrap as an important resource. Recyclable materials are valuable commodities that play a pivotal role in environmental protection, energy conservation, and sustainability. 

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