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ISRI Unites Associations with Goal of Addressing Key Issues

In May, ISRI organized a meeting of groups representing various segments of the recycling industry to discuss ways to better collaborate to advance the industry as a whole. The initial meeting was an open discussion aimed at identifying ways throughout the recycling stream to improve quality, increase demand for material, and promote products made with recycled content.

As part of the initial phase, ISRI coordinated the release of the following statement of cooperation:

“As representatives of the complete recycling chain, we understand that improving the quality of the recycling stream and increasing the demand for recyclables in the manufacture of new products will deliver economic and environmental benefits nationwide. We commit to actively engaging with one another to enhance the nation’s recycling systems, while simultaneously continuing our own organizations’ work to influence change.”

The groups have scheduled a meeting in August to determine specific courses of action and efforts to work on collectively.

The other organizations participating include: American Forest & Paper Association; AMERIPEN; Association of Plastic Recyclers; Keep America Beautiful; Northeast Recycling Council; National Recycling Coalition; National Waste & Recycling Association; Plastics Industry Association; The Recycling Partnership; Southeast Recycling Development Council; Sustainable Packaging Coalition; and Solid Waste Association of North America.

For more information on this effort, please contact Jonathan Levy.

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