WASHINGTON—The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has announced its 2019 Advocacy Agenda, which it said builds on its regulatory and legislative achievements in 2018.
The ISRI agenda for 2019 covers important areas for recycling industries including, Market Development and Economic Opportunity, International Trade, Energy and the Environment, Transportation and Infrastructure Development, Workplace Safety Initiatives, Working and Immigration Issues and Regulatory Policy, ISRI said in a news release.
Promoting free and fair trade of scrap commodities will continue to be a major focus for ISRI in the coming year, with an emphasis on ensuring minimal impact from Chinese import policies and the U.S.-China trade war, ISRI said.
"China's actions in 2018, as well as other shifting trade policies around the world, put an added focus on the need for market development and economic opportunity for the recycling industry," ISRI President Robin Wiener said.
Among ISRI's advocacy achievements in 2018, according to the institute, was protecting the depreciation allowance for recycling equipment. "The tax reform bill signed into law allows for recyclers to expense 100 percent of purchases, sales and maintenance in the first year of purchase," ISRI said.
The full ISRI agenda can be found at isri.org.