ISRI Launches eScrapBeat

A new blog about the electronics recycling industry


WASHINGTON, DC– The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) has launched www.escrapbeat.com, a new source for information about the electronics recycling industry in America and around the world.

The new website features the eScrapBeat blog, authored by industry experts and designed for both consumers and industry insiders alike.  This blog will serve as an integral source for learning about the issues and opportunities surrounding the e-scrap recycling industry.

The electronic scrap recycling industry is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing segments of the recycling industry, generating an estimated revenue of more than $5.2 billion for the U.S. economy (up from less than $1 billion in 2002), employing more than 30,000 full-time employees (up from 6,000 in 2002 and when non-profit organizations are includes, could be above 45,000 in 2010) and collecting and processing domestically more than 3.5 million of used and end-of-life electronics in 2010 (up from 600,000 tons in 2002).

Despite this positive growth, mystery and misinformation cloud the electronics recycling process.  eScrapBeat.com will look to shed light on a growing industry that is creating jobs, protecting the environment, and boosting both the U.S. and global economy.

“E-scrap recycling is one of the fastest growing segments of the scrap recycling industry,” said ISRI President Robin Wiener.  “This website stems from ISRI’s desire to create a clearinghouse where consumers, industry experts, journalists, and all other interested parties can come to read about and discuss what is happening to shape the e-scrap recycling industry.”

The eScrapBeat blog, which will be updated throughout the week, will examine the many aspects of electronics recycling, including but not limited to:

  • Innovations and technologies that are driving the industry
  • Successes of responsible electronics recyclers across the globe
  • ISRI’s Design for Recycling program
  • Third-party certifications
  • What landfill bans mean for old electronics
  • The economics of e-scrap recycling




ISRI, a Washington, DC, based trade association, represents more than 1,600 for-profit companies – ranging from small, family-owned businesses to large, multi-national corporations — operating at more than 6,000 facilities in the United States and 30 countries worldwide. Our members are manufacturers and processors, brokers and industrial consumers of scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass and textiles. ISRI’s associate members include equipment and service providers to the scrap recycling industry. Manufacturers and sellers of equipment and services—such as shredders, balers, cranes, cargo transporters, computer systems and more—find value in promoting the scrap recycling industry through their membership in ISRI.

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  1. It would be great if you could post this blog to tumblr


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