The 2013 ISRI Scrap Yearbook Makes Its Debut

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has just released its second annualĀ ISRI Scrap Yearbook 2013 which provides a comprehensive view of the scrap recycling industry in the U.S. For Direct Metals Recycling and scrap metal recyclers everywhere, this provides a great view of the industry as a whole, in depth information on our economic impact, and the scope of our environmental and global economy benefits.

Steel crushed and baled for recycling in a rec...

Steel crushed and baled for recycling in a recycling plant belonging to Central European Waste Management (Wels, Austria). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The information contained within the pages of the ISRI Yearbook will help everyone from those of you that are out finding scrap metal for recycling, to new business owners, to veterans that have been in the industry for years – and plan to be here for years to come.

For Business Owners

Flip through the Yearbook pages and learn that nearly 463,000 jobs are both directly and indirectly supported by the scrap industry, that $10 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue were collected in 2012 from scrap metal recycling sales, and that nearly $28 billion worth of scrap was exported to 160 countries. These are powerful statistics that will give you confidence in the continuing success of the industry.

For Scrappers

The ISRI shares insights on how global scrap flows through the process of recycling, to manufacturing, to consumer, and back to recycling. Learn about the fastest growing segment of scrap recycling – electronics – so that you can stay ahead of pricing trends and make the most for your time spent out collecting and cleaning scrap.

You can order your own copy of the ISRI Scrap Yearbook 2013 from their website today. Get one and let us know which piece of information will impact you, and your recycling practices the most.

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