Washington, DC, April 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In recognition of the 49th Earth Day, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is joining individuals and organizations around the world in celebration of the earth and what can be done to preserve it. Earth Day, started in 1970, takes place annually on April 22 in a worldwide effort to save and nurture the environment of which recycling plays a crucial role.
“As the original green industry, recyclers understand the vital role the industry plays in the protection, preservation, and future of the planet,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “Earth Day is time for everyone to come together and actively participate in ways to better the environment and world in which we live. Recycling is a way of achieving that goal. Individuals can work to recycling properly at home, communities can invest more in capital improvements, brands can design more with recycling in mind, and the increase the use of more sophisticated technology in sorting and processing. Recycling is part the efforts to save our planet and it works every day to turn used, obsolete products, into feedstock for the manufacturing of new goods.”
The theme of this year’s Earth Day is protecting threatened and endangered species. Recycling plays a crucial role in this respect. Each year the scrap recycling industry processes roughly 130 million metric tons of materials, manufacturing it into useful raw materials. In doing so, the recycling helps to preserve natural resources. The use of recycled material reduces the need for virgin materials, such as iron ore, trees, and other resources, thereby preserving the natural habitats of animals across the earth.
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For more facts and figures, visit ISRI’s 2019 Earth Day Toolkit.
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