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ISRI Releases Trends Report Focusing on Future Implications to the Recycled Materials Industry

(Dec. 13, 2022 - Washington, DC) – ISRI, the Voice of the Recycling Industry®, has released its “Global Trends & Implications for Recyclers” report, by global trend-watcher  and author, Dr. Vikram Mansharamani. The report highlights possible futures the industry faces as well as potential ramifications for business practices, market pressures, and the competitive landscape.

"The global trends currently creating unprecedented uncertainty are producing numerous opportunities and risks for the recycled materials industry,” said Mansharamani. “Appreciation for the many cross-currents will help managers, policymakers, and the public understand the increasingly important role that the recycling industry will play in the future.”

The report focuses on several trends, including:

- Climate Change, Sustainability, and Electrification

- Inequality, Inflation, and Social Pressures

- Technology, Digitization, and Data, and

- Geopolitical Realignment and Shifting Trade Patterns

“It’s important for the recycled materials industry to continue to monitor and consider trends,” said ISRI President Robin Wiener. “This report provides a great glimpse of the ramifications of global trends on the recycled materials industry in the short-term.”

Mansharamani is a frequent trends and finance advisor on how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He is the author of THINK FOR YOURSELF: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence and BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst.

The full report is attached.


ISRI is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry®," representing more than 1,500 companies in the U.S. and 40 countries around the globe. Based in Washington, D.C., ISRI  provides advocacy, education, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycled materials play in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development.

For More Information:

Vicki Morgan
(202) 975.9042  vmorgan@isri.org

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