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April 10, 2018

ISRI releases annual report

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, has served its members for 30 years. In that time, few years have brought as much change as 2017 did, the association says. ISRI highlights the impact of these changes and the role the organization has played in helping the industry navigate the changing landscape in its 2017 Annual Report, available at

“Many will look back at 2017 as the year China announced its ban on certain scrap imports,” says ISRI President Robin Wiener. “While this dramatically alters the landscape of our industry, many other changes are also taking place, causing the industry to continue to evolve, as it has so many times in the past. Changes in the administration in the U.S., shifting global trade policies, new technologies, an overhaul of the U.S. tax structure and more have all impacted business, markets and trade. Throughout all of this, the one constant has been ISRI working hard to assist and advocate on behalf of our members and the recycling industry.

“ISRI accomplished many positive things for the industry in 2017,” Wiener continues. “However, none of it would have been possible without our members and volunteer industry leaders.”