(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today released the following statement following the confirmation of Michael Regan as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
ISRI congratulates Administrator Michael Regan on his confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. His environmental policy leadership and business acumen as the leader of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality will be critical to our continued partnership with the agency and its professional career employees. In addition to reducing the amount of material that enters landfills and oceans, recycling reduces greenhouse gasses, and plays an essential role in positively affecting our planet. We look forward to working with Administrator Regan to continue to promote recycling as a sustainable climate solution.
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.