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November 2007

ISRI looks at benefits of climate change policy

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has established a technical, multicommodity working group of operational experts to address key challenges and opportunities of climate change for industrial recyclers.

“Substantively addressing the issue of global climate change requires sound decision-making that goes beyond mission statements,” said ISRI president Robin Wiener. “We are aware that the scrap manufacturing process already contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases. Our goal is promote policy that provides even greater positive impact for our communities and our economy as we face this important, long-term challenge.”

ISRI invited representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (SEPW) to deliver global warming presentations during its summer board meeting in Washington. As a result, ISRI established a technical working group of experts that will work to gather input from the industry and to develop further recommendations on ways the scrap industry can address climate change.