ISRI’s Board of Directors met July 14 in Washington, D.C., to approve new and revised specifications, adopt a new position on chemical recycling, and update ISRI’s position on minimum recycled plastic content legislation.

The board also welcomed Sean Daoud of PNW Metal Recycling as director-at-large, after his election to fill the remaining one-year term of Jaqueline Lotzkar of Pacific Metal Recycling, who resigned to become president of ISRI’s Pacific Northwest Chapter.

The association’s updated positions will be published on the ISRI website.

The board approved proposed changes to specifications for certain nonferrous metals and plastics; there will be an open comment period for 30 days. To submit comments, recommendations, or questions contact ISRI Chief Economist Joe Pickard at (202) 662-8542 or email.

Brandi Harleaux of South Post Oak Recycling Center updated the board on the workings of the Environmental Justice and Workforce Development subcommittees. “We believe that there is probably a spectrum of understanding about what Environmental Justice is,” she says. “We hope to play an active part in increasing education and knowledge and tools and resources.”

Harleaux advised member companies will receive an email survey to track and benchmark compensation in the industry like the analysis conducted in 2019. The workforce subcommittee will issue a report in October based on survey responses. The report will be available to members through the ISRI website.

Jim Wiseman of Smart Recycling Management reminded attendees that the current round of assembling facility reports for ISRI’s Superfund Recycling Equity Act (SREA) Reasonable Care Compliance Program ends Sept. 31.

ISRI Chair Brian Henesey of Rocky Mountain Recycling closed the board meeting asking for feedback from attendees. “Please reach out and share what we can do differently. I’d like to hear what you have to say; it’s important,” he says.

ISRI’s Fall Meeting will be Oct. 25-27 in Laguna Beach, Calif. Register to attend here.

Photo courtesy of ISRI.


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