(Washington, DC) - The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), today applauds the removal of proposed legislation from consideration by the New Jersey Assembly. ISRI submitted comments opposing A-2212 and its Senate companion that would have unintentionally harmed recycling innovation and stymied investment as currently written.
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.
“The removal of the proposed legislation is a victory for both recycling and the environment,” said ISRI Vice President of Advocacy Adina Renee Adler. “This once again proves the strength of ISRI’s advocacy efforts in close collaboration with ISRI chapters and members at the local level. The recycling industry welcomes discussions with the New Jersey Assembly leadership as it continues to work to develop legislation toward an inclusive and clean environment, and we remain eager to work to achieve the goal of protecting the environmental integrity of our communities.”