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Recycling Industry

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Commodities


ISRI provides weekly updates to members on the economic, commodity and scrap market developments affecting the industry. ISRI also provides commodity-specific information about how ferrous and nonferrous metals, recovered paper, plastics, electronics, rubber, glass and other scrap commodities are generated, processed, traded and used.


International Scrap Trade Database

The scrap market has become increasingly global in nature in recent decades. Figures from the United Nations Comtrade Database show that in 2015 alone, exports of all scrap commodities from reporting countries approached 180 million metric tons valued at more than $86 billion. While the United States is the largest exporter of recycled commodities in the world and China is the world’s dominant consumer of commodities (including scrap), the scrap marketplace is far from bilateral, stretching to virtually every corner of the globe.

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ISRI Scrap Yearbook

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ISRI Scrap Yearbook 2017 is designed to not only provide the most up-to-date information and statistics about global scrap recycling, but also aims to provide readers with a clearer understanding of what the scrap industry actually is, how it has evolved and operates, and the scope of the tremendous economic and environmental benefits the industry generates for the planet.

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Scrap Specifications Circular

The Scrap Specifications Circular provides guidelines for buying and selling a variety of processed scrap commodities, including ferrous, nonferrous, paper, plastics, electronics, rubber, and glass.

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ISRI Weekly Market Report

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The Weekly Market Report is a member-only e-mail report that provide updates and analysis on the commodity markets.

Commodity Selection

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