ISRI Announces First Comprehensive Report on Scrap Recycling Industry
“ISRI Scrap Yearbook 2012” Showcases Economic Contributions and Sustainable Development from Scrap Recycling
WASHINGTON - December 13, 2012 – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry™, has released its first ISRI Scrap Yearbook, providing an overview of the industry and trends on recycled commodities. The first of its kind, this inclusive report allows ISRI to continue to provide its members and interested stakeholders with valuable insights into the benefits of scrap recycling.
“The Yearbook is an essential tool for anyone interested in the current trends and areas of growth within the scrap recycling industry here in the U.S. and globally,” said Robin K. Wiener, president of ISRI. “The information is presented in a concise yet comprehensive report that will be an invaluable resource for members of the scrap industry and related sectors as well as for those looking to learn more about our industry.”
The ISRI Scrap Yearbook 2012 highlights the U.S. scrap recycling market through data collected during 2011 by ISRI, industry partners, U.S. government associations and international organizations. The Yearbook details data about ferrous metal, aluminum, copper, nickel, stainless steel, lead, zinc, paper, plastics, rubber, glass, textiles and electronics. The report not only includes useful information about the economic and environmental benefits associated with scrap recycling, but also provides readers with commodity-specific overviews on how scrap is generated, processed, traded and used. In addition, the Yearbook contains practical examples of the life cycle and material flow of key recycled goods and commodities.
“The Yearbook is intended to be the most comprehensive publication on the scrap recycling industry in the United States and one that we can continue to enhance going forward,” said Joseph Pickard, chief economist and director of commodities for ISRI.
The report was compiled with help from the Bureau of International Recycling, the JASON Project, the International Copper Study Group, the American Forest & Paper Association, the Aluminum Association, the Can Manufacturers Institute, NAPCOR and the Council for Textile Recycling.
The inaugural edition of the ISRI Scrap Yearbook is available online at www.isri.org/isriyearbook.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the Voice of the Recycling Industry™. ISRI represents more than 1,700 companies in 21 chapters nationwide that process, broker and industrially consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, D.C. the Institute provides education, advocacy, 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. For more information about ISRI, visit www.ISRI.org.