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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the voice of the recycling industry promoting safe, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible recycling through networking, advocacy, and education.

Call for Speakers: ISRI Talks at ISRI2020

This year at ISRI2020, we are introducing ISRI Talks, where highly-selected members will be transformed into "TED talk"-style speakers. A TEDx producer/speaker coach will train five ISRI members to each do world-class, TED-style talks on a variety of topics relevant to ISRI2020 attendees.


Submit Your Nomination

ISRI’s Young Executive of the Year Award was created to promote the accomplishments of successful young professionals in the recycling industry by highlighting their contributions and dedication, along with a high degree of demonstrated leadership potential.


Design for Recycling® Award: Open for Entries

Begun more than 30 years ago, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, (ISRI) Design for Recycling® initiative encourages manufacturers to consider the ultimate destiny of their products during the design-stage of a product’s development.


Member Alert: New Standards Show China Acknowledges Scrap is Not Waste

The Chinese Government has announced the intent to implement a new standards regime for imports of copper, brass, and aluminum derived from recycling, and the new standards were posted over the weekend. Although the system does not completely reopen the Chinese market to scrap trade, it is a major indication that the Chinese Government finally acknowledges that scrap commodities are valuable products and imports, and should not be managed under the same guidelines for “solid waste.”


New Video

The Economics of Successful Recycling

Transportation Award

Transportation Safety Awards

Submission Deadline: March 21 2020


Scrap Magazine: November/December 2019

Feature: A World of Pain


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2019 Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey


OSHA Reporting Deadline

Are You Ready for Feb 1?


ISRI Scrap Specs Circular

Scrap commodities guidelines