ISRI is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual award is presented in recognition of an individual or individuals’ life-long dedication and leadership in the recycled materials industry and commitment to ISRI. The ISRI Chair selects the winner and calls for entries from ISRI members.

Last year, ISRI honored industry icon Charles “Cricket” Williams with the Lifetime Achievement award for his lifelong dedication, leadership, and service to the recycled materials industry and ISRI.

“Cricket possesses the timeless qualities of great leadership, and he has used his strengths to be a champion in the recycled materials industry,” says ISRI President Robin Wiener. “He is an industry veteran who has been part of leading the way on many great recycling initiatives.” The award criteria include:

  • Significant contribution to the industry through industry knowledge, technical innovation, industry advocacy, dedication to the safety and well-being of their employees, or demonstrated leadership; and/or
  • Outstanding contribution to the industry in terms of volunteer service to ISRI, which promoted the growth, interests, and advancement of the association and/or industry; and/or
  • Noteworthy public service activities on the local, regional, state, or national or international levels, which has brought honor to the industry or to the association; and/or
  • Stature as a respected industry leader.

The award is not limited to current ISRI members. In addition, in any given year, one of the above criteria may hold more importance than another. The winner will be recognized during the awards presentation as part of the ISRI2023 Convention and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. Deadline for nominations is Dec. 31, 2022.

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Hannah Zuckerman

Hannah Zuckerman

Hannah is a Writer & Editor for ISRI's Scrap News. She's interested in a wide range of topics in the recycling industry and is always eager to learn more. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in History and a minored in Creative Writing. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband.