ISRI Applauds New Jersey Passage of Recycled Content Legislation
Washington DC – After months of advocating for New Jersey recyclers with its New Jersey chapter and plastics division, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today released the following statement on the adoption of the proposed Act S2515 / A4676 by the New Jersey State Assembly. The bill establishes post-consumer recycled content requirements for rigid plastic containers, glass containers, paper and plastic carrier bags and plastic garbage bags; and banned the sale of bulk polystyrene packaging.
“The passage of Bill A4676 by the New Jersey State Assembly reflects a strong commitment not only to increase the use of recycled content in packaging materials, but to develop a sustainable program with measures quantifiable and realistic goals. This will help increase stakeholder engagement throughout the supply chain to ensure plastics are responsibly produced, collected and recycled into new products. ISRI is excited about the opportunity presented by the passage of the A4676 to the State of New Jersey, and we are ready to provide essential third-party advice and technical expertise in the recycling and manufacturing of plastics.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the “Voice of the Recycling Industry ™”. ISRI represents 1,300 companies in the United States and more than 40 countries that process, trade and consume waste products, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics and textiles. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, awareness, safety and compliance, and educates the public about the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global commerce, environment, and the sustainable development. Generating nearly $ 116 billion a year in economic activity in the United States, the scrap metal recycling industry provides more than 506,000 Americans with good jobs.