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ISRI Time Capsule: Growing a Grassroots Movement

As the recycling industry’s battle against Superfund liability ramped up, ISRI began to enlist its members to serve as grassroots lobbyists, using their constituent relationships with their elected officials to build legislative support for liability relief.

March8LUTimeCapsuleGrassRootsAs ISRI member Sam Hummelstein of Hummelstein Iron & Metal Co. said at the time, “Personal involvement in legislative and regulatory issues is no longer optional for the recycler. Your ability to operate your business profitably in the not-too-distant future depends on your willingness to communicate the needs of your business to key decisionmakers today.”

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