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  • 2017 Youth Outreach Video Contest Winner

    The year’s video contest had two themes. Students in grades K-12 were asked to submit a video that illustrates the process and challenges that go along with recycling something that is “Bigger than the Bin” into a reusable form, or connecting with a professional working in the recycling industry and interviewing them to learn about their work and career path. The poster contest theme focused on ISRI’s role as the Voice of the Recycling Industry™.
  • Green Effect : The Recycling Industry's Economic Impact

    The video highlights the recycling industry’s significant contribution to the U.S. economy in terms of employment, tax generation, and overall economic benefit. The 1:36 video keys on the fact that recycling is an economic driver that provides many benefits across the globe beyond just the environmental advantages.

Scrap Magazine Feature

ISRI publishes Scrap, a bimonthly magazine of scrap recycling industry news, features, trends, market statistics, business management, environmental compliance, legislative activities, scrap processing and handling equipment and technology, international market and trade developments and more.



ISRI Newsletters

ISRI offers a number of electronic newsletters to its members and public specific to the scrap recycling industry. These newsletters provide a range of news and information including market updates, industry news, regulatory information, professional development opportunities, and more.



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Have Questions? Idea for a Story?
Reach out to ISRI Communications:

Mark Carpenter
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(202) 662-8525


ISRI Positions

ISRI produces periodic reports detailing information on the state of the U.S. scrap recycling industry.

Recycling Yearbook Provides Updated Industry Data

The Recycling Industry Yearbook, released by ISRI in early September, provides the most up-to-date information and statistics about both the U.S. scrap industry and the global scrap market. 

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