When ISRI members in Louisiana mentioned frustration in getting enforcement of state law along with other policy concerns, ISRI went to work and secured a meeting for them with Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser.
The meeting occurred last week during ISRI2017. The annual convention also provided an opportunity for ISRI members to give the Lt. Governor a VIP tour of the exposition hall to demonstrate how large and sophisticated our industry is along with the economic contributions it brings to the state and nation. The Lt. Governor spent nearly two hours touring the expo hall and meeting privately with ISRI members. Working collaboratively with the Louisiana Recyclers Association President Chip Dejean, who works for ISRI member Louisiana Scrap Metal, and other ISRI members in the state, ISRI presented the Lt. Governor with an overview of the industry and specific requests for assistance with state policy matters. According to Dejean, “the meeting was much more productive than any of us had anticipated.”
ISRI is working throughout the nation to acquaint state policy officials with the recycling industry and utilized ISRI2017 as an occasion to facilitate productive dialogue between the industry and elected state policymakers. As the Voice of the Recycling Industry™, ISRI provides members with resources and opportunities like this one to proactively raise awareness and defend against attacks and bad policy in their home states.
For more information on the ISRI state policy program, contact Danielle Waterfield.