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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.

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Whether you are looking to expand your knowledge and professional skills, make informed business decisions, continue to grow your ISRI family, or experience the unmatched pride of our industry, ISRI2020 has something for everyone.


Mourning a Loss in the ISRI Family

Mark Reiter, ISRI's employee of nearly 30 years and current vice president of government relations, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Mark always said that when he joined ISRI, he thought he would stay for a few years and then move on to something else.


A Century of Recycled Material Specifications Help the World’s Manufacturing Supply Chain

Each year over $100 billion of recycled scrap commodities are traded in the U.S. and around the globe – including paper, plastics, steel, copper, and aluminum, as well as glass, tires, and electronics. For the past century, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) specifications published in the Scrap Specification Circular (commonly known as the ISRI Specs).


ISRI Young Executive of the Year Award

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.


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


Design for Recycling® Award

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ISRI Scrap Specs Circular

Scrap commodities guidelines