(Washington, DC) - The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Gina Raimondo as U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
ISRI congratulates Gina Raimondo on being confirmed Secretary of Commerce. Our members have enjoyed a good partnership with her in Rhode Island, and we look forward to continuing that partnership – and our collaboration with the great staff at the Department of Commerce – to promote recycling’s essential role in the global manufacturing supply chain. Recyclables trade is critical to realizing a truly global Circular Economy.
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.