As a member of ISRI, we strive to meet and exceed industry standards. ISRI is the voice of the recycling industry dedicated to strengthening the economy, protecting the environment, and providing a safe workplace for the estimated 138,000 men and women it employs.

The metal recycling industry is critical to the local, state, federal, and global economy. Our industry annually processes more than 135 million tons of society’s obsolete products into useful raw materials, creating significant energy savings, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving natural resources, and limiting the amount of material that would otherwise be sent to landfills.

The U.S.-based scrap recycling industry is a sophisticated, capital-intensive industry that employs approximately 138,000 workers in the United States.
— ISRI.org