As a component of its continuing state policy outreach, last week ISRI had the opportunity to brief the states’ second in command on the role of recycling in promoting economic and environmental priorities in the states at the Winter meeting of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA).
ISRI is a Chairman’s Partner with NLGA and was asked to be part of a panel discussion designed to convey the impacts of commodities markets to the states’ elected officials who serve as second-in-command next to the governor. Last year, NLGA adopted a resolution supporting the concept that recyclables are not waste, and at this forum I applauded NLGA for that action and was able to use the opportunity to further explain the significant contributions the recycling industry has on state economic growth while also highlighting many of the public outreach resources ISRI offers such as our youth educational program. It was an impressive to learn of connections many of the Lt. Governors have with our industry already, and my pleasure to open discussion about arranging recycling facility tours for others. For more information about our partnership and work with NLGA, contact Danielle Waterfield.