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Advocacy & Compliance

2019 Advocacy Agenda

ISRI advocates for the recycling industry at all levels of government on policies and regulations that impact its members. ISRI’s Advocacy Agenda for 2019 emphasizes six broad issue areas affecting the industry: Market Development & Economic Opportunity, International Trade, Energy and the Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure Development, Workforce Safety Initiatives and Immigration Issues and Regulatory Policy.


China's Scrap Trade Policy

The latest information and data related to China’s ban on scrap imports and tariffs. 

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Access a clearinghouse of resources addressing these two laws that have had a tremendous impact on the recycling industry. 

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ISRI PAC provides contributions to campaigns of members of Congress or candidates seeking federal elective office who have demonstrated a willingness to support recycling and ISRI’s legislative and regulatory agenda.

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Through its chapter network, ISRI tracks legislation and advocates for the industry across the states.


As a results of ISRI’s advocacy efforts, the U.S. Mint resumed its Mutilated Coin Redemption Program after a three-year suspension.


Materials Theft

To combat the important issue of metals theft, ISRI has developed www.ScrapTheftAlert.com , an online theft alert system that is available to law enforcement, recyclers, and property owners – free of charge.