(Washington, DC) - The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today released the following statement on President-Elect Biden’s nomination of Secretary Michael Regan to serve as EPA Administrator. Regan currently serves as secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
ISRI welcomes President-elect Biden’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Michael Regan. Secretary Regan’s proven record of business and community engagement along with his environmental policy leadership will be critical to continuing our already close partnership with EPA staff. We look forward to working with him to demonstrate recycling’s essential role in the fight against climate change, promoting sustainable manufacturing, and environmental stewardship.
Following nomination, Secretary Regan will proceed through the formal confirmation process.
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.