Trade association, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has become the first Federation Partner for the first-ever Global Recycling Day.
Global Recycling Day is the brainchild of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and is intended to unite people across the world, highlighting the need to conserve our six primary resources (water, air, coal, oil, natural gas and minerals) and celebrating the power the “Seventh Resource”- the goods we recycle every day. The organisation’s mission is set out in its recently launched “The Seventh Resource Manifesto”.
Washington DC-based ISRI is a private, non-profit trade association, with members in nearly 4000 locations throughout the US and 41 countries around the world. It represents approximately 1300 companies.
“This is Global Recycling Day’s first year, and we know ISRI’s support will be invaluable in us spreading the word across the USA and throughout their global membership and we are proud to champion them as a visionary organisation, one that is crucial to the success of the recycling industry,” commented Ranjit Baxi, BIR President.
ISRI President Robin Wiener added: “With membership in 41 countries around the globe, we fully understand the importance of the world coming together with a single voice to address how we can better improve the lives of all and create a sustainable environment through recycling.”
Global Recycling Day will be a day focused on action, aimed at a global approach towards recycling and calling on world leaders, international businesses, communities and individuals to make seven clear commitments in their approach to recycling.
People can commit to making one change in their recycling habits on the day, as well as joining in on social media channels.
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