ISRI actively advocates on behalf of its members on key policies, regulations, and issues, both domestic and international, that impact the recycling industry. Scrap recycling offers real sustainable solutions for balancing economic growth and environmental stewardship. Scrap recycling stimulates economies from small towns in rural America to major cities to international trade. The result is economic and environmental sustainability for our nation and our world. Scrap recycling provides the high value, environmentally friendly and energy-saving raw materials that make America’s manufacturing industries more competitive in the global marketplace. The scrap industry also supplies the world’s rapidly growing demand for all manner of commodities. ISRI and its 21 chapters represent approximately 1,300 companies operating in nearly 4,000 locations in the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide.
ISRI members are manufacturers and processors, brokers and industrial consumers of scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass, and textiles. ISRI's associate members include equipment and service providers to the scrap recycling industry.
ISRI assists members by providing service in several broad categories including: safety, networking and education, market research and reporting, regulatory and legal information, industry-specific publications, and representation.
ISRI and its chapters host dozens of educational and networking events each year to foster the growth of professionals within the recycling industry. In addition, ISRI has partnered to develop a science-based recycling school curriculum for K-12 students.
ISRI advocates on behalf of its members on a variety of important issues directly and indirectly impacting the recycling industry in Washington, DC, state capitals across the U.S., and internationally.
The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to Foundation’s mission is to promote the art and science of scrap processing and recycling through research, sponsorships, technical assistance, and educational programs for the purpose of advancing the industry.
ISRI's State Policy Program provides the tools you need to comply with current requirements, identify legislative policy trends in neighboring states and nationally, keep track of proposed changes, and engage your state officials on the bills that will impact our industry.