ISRI's Upcoming America Recycles Week Activities

Nov 08, 2019

To celebrate America Recycles Day, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is taking part in a number of key initiatives throughout next week focused on the current state of our industry and its future, particularly as it relates to driving market demand for valuable scrap commodities, including the ISRI Design for Recycling® initiative. I encourage you to join us, and other industry and business leaders to celebrate the thriving U.S. recycling industry.

Over the course of the last year, ISRI worked closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other industry stakeholders on challenges and opportunities facing the industry. The work that was accomplished will be discussed in-depth at three main events:

4th Annual State of Recycling Caucus Briefing: Designing for the Recycling Economy Wednesday, November 13, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Energy & Commerce Committee Room, Rayburn 2322
Moderated by ISRI President Robin Wiener and hosted by Recycling Caucus Co-Chairs: Energy & Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Rep. John Shimkus. Panelists will include: David Tulauskas, Chief Sustainability Officer, Nestle Waters; Joe Heilman, LyondellBasell; Mark Ohleyer, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Clearwater Paper Corporation; Erica Logan, Regulatory Senior Principal Engineer, North America Environmental Affairs & Producer Responsibility, Dell Computer Corporation; and Adam Gendell, Associate Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition Green/Blue
The event is free and open to the public.

America Recycles Innovation Fair
Thursday, November 14, 2019
1:00 – 6:00 pm
Ronald Reagan Building Pavilion Room

Hosted by the EPA in partnership with ISRI and other organizations, the Innovation Fair is designed to showcase recycling innovators that practice design for recycling and/or develop technologies to improve recycling rates. The Fair will feature displays from ISRI, along with ISRI Design for Recycling® Award winners Nestlé Waters North America and Samsung, as well as more than 35 other innovators.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration in advance is requested.

2019 America Recycles Summit
Friday, November 15, 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Industry stakeholders, including ISRI, will discuss accomplishments since last year’s America Recycles Day Summit in which ISRI and industry stakeholders signed the America Recycles Day Pledge. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler will preside over this year’s summit, which will feature reports from the working groups on education & outreach, infrastructure, market development and measurement on their accomplishments towards a revitalized recycling sector in the United States. 
The event is free and open to the public. Registration in advance is requested. You can watch the event’s livestream at

We are looking forward to a very successful week in promoting the many economic and environmental benefits of our industry. We hope that you can join us at these events.

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