WASHINGTON—The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has released its sixth annual ISRI Scrap Yearbook.
According to ISRI, the yearbook provides the most up-to-date information about the U.S. scrap industry and global scrap marketplace.
The publication also is designed to provide readers with a deeper understanding of the scrap industry and how it works, along with the economic, environmental, energy and trade benefits the scrap industry generates, ISRI said.
Statistics reported by the yearbook include:
- Nearly 130 million tons of scrap metal, plastics, rubber, paper, glass and electronics textiles were processed in the U.S. last year, which saved the U.S. the equivalent of 410 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions;
- The U.S. exported more than 37 million metric tons of scrap commodities valued at $16.5 billion to more than 155 countries;
- Scrap exports have added more than $200 billion to the U.S. balance of trade since 2000; and
- The U.S. scrap industry generates nearly $117 billion in economic activity every year, and supports more than 534,000 jobs either directly or indirectly.
More information about the ISRI Scrap Yearbook is available at www.isri.org.