(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) will join members of the Senate Recycling Caucus tomorrow on America Recycles Day for a Senate Briefing on the state of recycling. This Briefing will highlight the current economic, environmental, and social impact of recycling in the U.S., and related policy issues. Current challenges and opportunities for the industry and consumers will also be addressed from various angles with a special focus on plastics recycling.
What: The State of Recycling Senate Briefing
Who: Senate Recycling Caucus Co-Chair Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)
Senate Recycling Caucus Co-Chair Senator John Boozman (R-AR)
Robin Wiener, President, ISRI
Brenda Pulley, Keep America Beautiful
Eadaoin Quinn, Sims Municipal Recycling
Dave Heglas, Trex Company
When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 406
(Environment and Public Works Hearing Room)
Livestream: Follow ISRI’s Facebook Page for Access to the Livestream Event via Facebook Live
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the Voice of the Recycling Industry. ISRI represents approximately 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide that process, broker and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, ISRI provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment, and sustainable development. Generating more than $105 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.