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ISRI Applauds Reintroduction of Bipartisan RECYCLE Act to Improve Residential Recycling Programs

(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), today commends the efforts of Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Dean Phillips (D-MN) for the reintroduction of the RECYCLE Act (S. 2941). The bipartisan, bicameral legislation will enhance public educational efforts around proper recycling and update the federal procurement process to strengthen demand for recyclable material.

“ISRI is pleased with the reintroduction of the RECYCLE Act, a solution that provides public awareness, education, and much needed clarity for residential recycling programs in the United States,” said ISRI Vice President of Advocacy Adina Renee Adler. “Studies show Americans want to recycle, and more importantly, recycle the correct way. The RECYCLE Act will help significantly reduce the contamination often found in residential recycling and as a result, help build sustainable markets for these valuable materials. Recycling is a sustainable climate solution, conserving energy and natural resources for a resilient future.”

ISRI was proud to work with Congressional leadership as well as other industry stakeholders on key provisions to further strengthen this important legislation. The industry is committed to working with Congress, the Administration, and other stakeholders on continuing to provide innovative solutions to strengthen residential recycling systems across the U.S.

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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.

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