(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today applauds the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Administrator Andrew Wheeler on the development of the Agency’s “50 by 30” residential recycling goal. The goal was announced today during the EPA’s America Recycles Summit, as part of the Agency’s activities commemorating America Recycles Day.
“We commend the EPA Administrator for his vision of a new goal to achieve a 50 percent residential recycling rate by 2030,” said ISRI President Robin Wiener. “ISRI is grateful to Administrator Wheeler and the entire EPA team for their personal dedication to enhancing recycling as well as their vision to create a National Recycling Strategy. We look forward to continuing to work with the America Recycles Network to successfully implement the strategy and achieve ‘50 by 30’.”
The EPA “50 by 30” goal follows the development of the Agency’s National Recycling Goals, on which ISRI supplied comments.
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.