Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling, today released the following statement following confirmation of Andrew Wheeler as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
“ISRI is pleased the Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as the new EPA administrator,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “Administrator Wheeler was instrumental in hosting an America Recycles Day conference at the EPA last year where ISRI was able to explain the many challenges the recycling industry faces while reaffirming the longstanding and critical role the recycling industry plays in both the nation’s manufacturing chain as well as environmental protection. The scrap recycling industry consistently recycles more than 130 million metric tons of materials each year helping to protect the environment, conserve natural resources, and create more than 530,000 jobs. Administrator Wheeler understands and appreciates our vibrant industry and we look forward to working with him and his staff to further improve recycling in the United States.”
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 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.