(Washington, DC) - The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the voice of the recycling industryTM, today issued the following statement on the introduction of the Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Act by U.S. Representatives Haley Stevens (D-MI) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH):
ISRI supports initiatives that spur research and enhance opportunities for recycling of all commodities, including plastics. We welcome the Plastic Waste and Reduction Act and commend Representative Stevens and Representative Gonzalez for their vision to make the United States a leader in market-based approaches to the circular economy of plastics. ISRI looks forward to working with these and other members of Congress to promote recycling and help Americans rediscover its many benefits.
The bill calls for the federal government to invest in research, technologies, and standards focused on increasing plastics recycling rates in the U.S.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents 1,300 companies in 20 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 $110 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 500,000 Americans with good jobs.