18:29 | 11.12.2017
ISRI Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 Design for Recycling® Award

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the
Recycling Industry™, is now accepting entries for the 2018 Design
for Recycling® (DFR) Award. The DFR Award is ISRI’s
highest award given annually to the most outstanding contribution to
products designed with recycling in mind. It recognizes proactive steps
made by manufacturers who have actively incorporated DFR principles into
products and processes.

“Effective recycling really begins at the point a product is first
conceived,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “The Design for
Recycling® Award recognizes companies, designers, and
manufacturers with clearly established mindsets that stand above others
when producing products that can be recycled both safely and
efficiently. When their product reaches the end of life stage it can be
recycled in a manner that benefits the environment and the economy.”

ISRI inaugurated the award more than 10 years ago. Previous winners
include Cascades Fine Papers Group, Coca-Cola Recycling Company, the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Dell Inc., LG Electronics, Samsung
Electronics, and this year’s winner EcoStrate SFS.

To be eligible for ISRI’s
Design for Recycling Award®, a product must be
designed/redesigned and manufactured to:

Contain the maximum amount of materials that are recyclable.

Be easily recycled through current or newly designed recycling
processes and procedures.

Be cost effective to recycle whereby the cost to recycle does not
exceed the value of its recycled materials.

Be free of hazardous materials that are not recyclable or impede the
recycling process.

Minimize the time and cost involved to recycle the product.

Reduce the use of raw materials by including recycled materials and/or

Have a net gain in the overall recyclability of the product while
reducing the overall negative impact on the environment.

Interested parties can enter
online before the February 23, 2018 deadline. Applicants
will be notified by March 16, 2018. The winner will be officially
recognized at the ISRI 2018 Convention and Exposition to be held April
14-19 in Las Vegas.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is
the “Voice of the Recycling Industry™.” ISRI represents more than 1,100
companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 35 countries that process,
broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper,
plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in
Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and
compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role
recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and
sustainable development. Generating nearly $117 billion annually in U.S.
economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a
million Americans with good jobs.
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