• Recycling is Vital to Manufacturing

    Recycling provides a renewable source of high-quality materials for the everyday items and essential infrastructure people depend on.

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  • America’s Economy Relies on Recycling

    So much of our way of life is touched by recycling, and this of course includes the economic might of the industry, and its impact.

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  • Recycling Is Critical To A Sustainable Future

    A sustainable planet cannot exist without recycling

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  • Recycling Keeps Supply Chains Moving

    The role of recycling as it relates to trade is vital to the economy and supply chains.

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Recycling is Vital to Manufacturing

Recycling provides a renewable source of high-quality materials for the everyday items and essential infrastructure people depend on.

America’s Economy Relies on Recycling

So much of our way of life is touched by recycling, and this of course includes the economic might of the industry, and its impact.

Recycling Is Critical To A Sustainable Future

A sustainable planet cannot exist without recycling

Recycling Keeps Supply Chains Moving

The role of recycling as it relates to trade is vital to the economy and supply chains.

Plastics Recycling Is Essential

The plastics recycling industry plays an important role in helping to capture and process old plastics to be used again. This provides enormous benefits to the environment in many ways.

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The U.S. recycling industry contributes $116.8 billion in economic output to the national economy.

The U.S. recycling industry supports more than 506,000 well-paying jobs.

The U.S. recycling industry generates $12.3 billion in tax revenues for governments across the country.

In recent years, the industry has annually recycled more than 130 million tons.

Recycling 1 ton of material is equivalent to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 7,335 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle.

The recycling industry benefits the environment by reducing the amount of material sent to landfills, thereby preserving the land for better uses.





Faces of ISRI

Meet the men and women that make up the recycling industry.

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