Managing a recycling business brings on unique challenges and situations that are not taught in the typical business school environment. These challenges can be daunting for both new and seasoned professionals. ISRI’s Industry Leadership Development Program is specifically designed for recycling leaders, those looking to move up the management chain, and young professionals seeking more experience.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The 2017 Commodities Roundtable Forum attracted more than 620 attendees in Chicago. Speakers addressed issues such as transportation challenges; the likely impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on scrap markets; the outlook for overseas demand for scrap; the effects of recent trade cases on the domestic manufacturing industry; how the changing political landscape in Washington is affecting business sentiment; and how scrap processors are mitigating the risks posed by price, logistical, and foreign exchange uncertainty.
Held in October in Indianapolis, the 2017 Shredder Operations Forum was sold out, with more than 150 attendees and exhibitors on hand for the two-day event. The Forum started with a tour of an OmniSource Corp. yard and then transitioned into classroom education, which focused on safety, hammer maintenance and operation, infrared cameras, ASR recovery, and other topics. The Forum also featured a separate track on single- and dual-shaft shredders typically used in tire, plastic, paper, and nonferrous operations.
ISRI hosted 27 webinars through its online learning center in 2017, addressing a range of important and educational issues, from China’s import ban to Superfund liability protection. More than 400 ISRI members attended an ISRI webinars during the year, which are available on demand at any time to ISRI members.
The ISRI Northern Ohio Chapter held its highly successful Best Young and Brightest 2017 (BYAB) event in Cleveland.
Our Mission | ISRI is the voice of the recycling industry, promoting safe, economically sustainable and environmentally
responsible recycling through networking, advocacy, and education.