WASHINGTON (Nov. 25, 2014) — A new video series aimed at providing the public with information on the value and impact of the recycling industry was introduced Nov. 21 by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).
The institute's first three videos highlight the overall impact of the recycling industry on society as well as recycling paper and ferrous metals. ISRI said videos detailing the benefits of other recycled commodities will be released in early 2015.
“These videos showcase many of the great accomplishments of the recycling industry,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “This series will draw attention to and help educate the public on the many environmental, economic and energy-saving benefits recycling offers.
“We are proud to continue offering new tools and resources on behalf of the industry and the members and communities we serve, as well as innovative ways to serve as the voice of the recycling industry.”
The first video is a visual presentation of the ISRI Scrap Yearbook, ISRI's jobs and economic impact study, and other ISRI resources designed to educate people on the role that the recycling industry plays in their daily lives and beyond. The second and third videos on paper and ferrous metal scrap “bring to life each commodity's environmental and economic impact citing numerous statistics and industry facts,” ISRI said.
Videos on non-ferrous metals, plastics, electronics, and rubber are in the works. ISRI and its members plan to use the videos as tools to educate national and community stakeholders, from legislators to school children, according to the institute.
Washington, D.C.-based ISRI represents more than 1,600 companies in 21 chapters nationwide that process, broker and industrially consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics and textiles.