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JuLY 2007

ISRI celebrates 20th anniversary year

Two decades after the largest scrap recycling organizations agreed to merge, ISRI begins a year long celebration to honor its 20th anniversary of speaking with one voice – the Voice of the Recycling Industry.

On June 9, 1987, members of the Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel (ISIS) and the National Association of Recycling Industries (NARI) each held meetings in New York to approve a merger creating ISIS/NARI, Inc. One month later, at the first board of directors meeting, a new name was approved: the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.

“The momentum that was created by that initial merger to create ISRI has continued to grow, boosted as of late by great markets and boosted even more by the inclusion of the scrap tire industry and the creation of the Electronics Recycling Council,” said ISRI chair Frank Cozzi.

To honor the anniversary, ISRI is planning activities throughout the year.