(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Katherine Tai as United States Trade Representative:
ISRI congratulates Katherine Tai on being confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative. We appreciate her dedication to serving American workers and her commitment to trade as a central tenet in pursuing economic opportunity while also protecting the environment. Recycling is a sustainable climate solution, and we look forward to working with Ambassador Tai and the great staff at USTR to expand trade of recyclable commodities as essential to achieving a truly 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.