Advocacy & Compliance

2021 Advocacy Agenda

ISRI’s Advocacy Agenda for 2021 emphasizes four broad issue areas affecting the industry: Recyclables are Not Waste, Market Access and Industry Growth, Policy & Regulation and Responsible Recycling.

03 - Advocacy

Jan 15, 2018, 12:54 PM
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EPA Clarifies Recycling of Vehicles with Airbags
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ISRI advocated for the EPA to issue a clarifying memo with much-needed guidance for recyclers that routinely recycle vehicles containing airbags. These efforts proved successful when the EPA recently issued such a memo dated July 19.
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ISRI Testifies

ISRI Testifies on Recycling Industry Before Senate Committee

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Billy Johnson, ISRI’s chief lobbyist, testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) on recycling’s important role in the economy and some of the challenges facing the industry.

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Nungesser Receives NLGA’s 2021 Recycling Impact Award

Presented by NLGA and sponsored by ISRI, the award is given annually to an NLGA member who is committed to working within a state, region, and/or communities to positively affect resource conservation and recycling.

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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 , an online theft alert system that is available to law enforcement, recyclers, and property owners – free of charge.