|The Institute of Scrap
Recycling Industries (ISRI) — the Voice of the Recycling Industry — is
the national trade association whose member companies process, broker,
and consume scrap recyclables, including metals, paper, rubber, electronics,
glass, plastics, and textiles.
ISRI was formed in 1987 through a merger of the Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel (ISIS), founded in 1928, and the National Association of Recycling Industries (NARI), founded in 1913. The U.S. scrap recycling industry is a sophisticated, capitalintensive industry that completes the recycling chain between obsolete materials and new manufacturing. Scrap recyclers process more than 150 million tons of recyclable material each year into raw materials used in industrial manufacturing around the world. For more than 200 years, scrap recycling has been — and continues to be — integral to the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment, and sustainable development. For additional information, go to www.isri.org.