Advocacy & Compliance

2021 Advocacy Agenda

ISRI’s Advocacy Agenda for 2021 emphasizes four broad issue areas affecting the industry: Recyclables are Not Waste, Market Access and Industry Growth, Policy & Regulation and Responsible Recycling.

ISRI Testifies

ISRI Testifies on Recycling Industry Before Senate Committee

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Billy Johnson, ISRI’s chief lobbyist, testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) on recycling’s important role in the economy and some of the challenges facing the industry.

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Recycling Can Help Supply Chain Challenges - ISRI President

In an op-ed published in InsideSources, ISRI President Robin Wiener writes how “One sure-fire way to build more here at home while also alleviating a portion of the current shortages is to crank up recycling.”

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ISRI PAC provides contributions to campaigns of members of Congress or candidates seeking federal elective office who have demonstrated a willingness to support recycling and ISRI’s legislative and regulatory agenda.

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Through its chapter network, ISRI tracks legislation and advocates for the industry across the states.


As a results of ISRI’s advocacy efforts, the U.S. Mint resumed its Mutilated Coin Redemption Program after a three-year suspension.


Materials Theft

To combat the important issue of metals theft, ISRI has developed , an online theft alert system that is available to law enforcement, recyclers, and property owners – free of charge.