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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. Generating nearly $110 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 500,000 Americans with good paying jobs.

Recycling is Essential: Recycling operations are essential businesses that supply critical raw materials to keep manufacturers in operation and meet the current demands of keeping Americans safe.

ISRI2021 Convention:  ISRI’s 2021 annual convention and exhibition is going fully virtual, with over 40 sessions of live and on-demand content to fit any schedule, the latest industry innovations in a 24/7 Expo that lasts the full duration of the event, virtual networking, and more!  All at the lowest cost ever offered. 

  • Newly registering NERC attendees can use Promotion Code RFNERC21 to receive a further registration discount.
  • Government employees: contact for a special rate.

Other ISRI programs include:

Scrap News: a multi-media platform dedicated to providing top recycling industry news.

Design for Recycling® Award encouraging manufacturers to consider the ultimate destiny of their products during the design stage of a product’s development.

Recycling Industry Operating Standard™: Specifically designed for the recycling industry, RIOS™; integrates the key operational elements of a robust management system, bringing quality, environmental and health and safety together into one streamlined certification system.

Brands Council: ISRI recently formed a Brands Council to bring together the entire supply chain of the scrap and recycling industry and brand partners to collaboratively solve issues of sustainability and design for recycling problems.

Recyclability Protocol: ISRI is developing a Recyclability Protocol and Certification Program to help users determine if their packaging will - in reality - be recycled through existing recycling infrastructure (from processing through mill consumption).

ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular with guidelines for buying and selling processed scrap commodities, including inbound residential single and dual stream specs.