• Press Release

The 2017 State of Recycling Forum and Livestream Event – Plastics: Improving Quality. Driving Demand.

(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and Keep America Beautiful will host the 2017 “State of Recycling” Forum on the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, Wednesday, Nov. 15. This Forum will focus on raising awareness and deeper understanding of recycling, specifically plastic recycling challenges, progress being made, as well as opportunities and solutions for improving the quality of plastics recovered and market demand for those materials. 

What:  The 2017 State of Recycling Forum

Key Topics of Discussion Include:

  • The Current State of Plastics Recycling;
  • Innovation within Plastics Recycling;
  • Engaging Consumers in Recycling and Buying Recycled Content; and
  • The Community Recycling Perspective.

    (More detailed information, including speakers can be found on the
    event’s website.)

When: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
              11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Where: ISRI Offices
              1250 H St. NW, Suite 400
              Washington, DC 20005

Livestream: The livestream will be available through ISRI’s website.


About ISRI

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,100 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 35 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute 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 nearly $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.

About Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, we strive to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is our cornerstone. We empower generations of community stewards to deliver measurable environmental, economic and social benefits. The organization is driven by more than 600 state and local Affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities and government officials. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.


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