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ISRI Time Capsule: Worldly Wise

The scrap industry and ISRI always have had an international scope, but the growth in the global scrap trade prompted the industry—and the association—to broaden that scope, especially after the start of the new millennium when China began asserting itself as the world’s largest scrap buyer.

August16TimeCapsuleInternationalIn response, ISRI increased its presence and connections around the globe, attending more meetings of international bodies, forging relationships with business, political, and association leaders in numerous countries, and defending the industry’s interests in varied government forums around the world. ISRI also sought to connect members with international educational and business opportunities through such efforts as study missions, offering its first mission--to China--in 2005 and its second mission—to India—in 2007. 

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