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Media Advisory - The State of Recycling Congressional Briefing and Livestream Event

WASHINGTON, DC,, Nov. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Keep America Beautiful, and the Congressional Recycling Caucus will host a briefing on the State of Recycling, highlighting the current economic, environmental, and social impact of recycling in the U.S., and related policy issues. Despite difficult market conditions due to a slow growing economy, recycling is a vibrant activity and a key driver in domestic and global manufacturing, as well as a pillar of the sustainable development due to its unmistakable economic and environmental benefits. The challenges and opportunities for the industry and consumers will be addressed from various angles.

What: The State of Recycling
Who: Recycling Caucus Co-Chair Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL)
Recycling Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
Robin Wiener, President, ISRI
Jennifer Jehn, President and CEO, Keep America Beautiful
When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Noon – 1 p.m. Eastern
Where: Capitol Hill, Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2322
(House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing Room)
Livestream: www.isri.org/stateofrecycling

About ISRI

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the Voice of the Recycling Industry™. 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. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides safety, education, advocacy, and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development.

About Keep America Beautiful

At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people end littering in America, increase recycling in America, and beautify America's communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 state and community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.

CONTACT: Mark Carpenter Director of Media Relations and Online Communications Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (202) 662-8525 MarkCarpenter@isri.orgSource:Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries