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US scrap industry veterans to coach next generation of recyclers

United States – Retired or semi-retired recyclers who would like to remain involved in the industry have been offered a solution by the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). The organisation has formed the Century Club for individuals who want to network with peers, maintain friendships and stay active in the scrap recycling industry even though they may no longer be associated with an ISRI member company.

‘The recycling industry is built around close relationships,’ comments ISRI’s president Robin Wiener. ‘These relationships have made ISRI so special for so many people over the past 30 years. As the industry continues to evolve, it is also important that it remains connected to the past.’

Members of the Century Club will play a crucial role by serving as mentors to ‘the next generation’ of industry leaders, offering their knowledge, talent and experiences, she adds.

To qualify for membership, an individual must have a combined age and years of active participation in ISRI (and/or its predecessor organisations, the Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel and the National Association of Recycling Industries, and/or the Paper Stock Institute) that equals or exceeds 100 years.

ISRI’s Century Club will hold its first gathering on April 17 at ISRI’s 2018 Convention and Expo in Las Vegas. An educational session in the morning will be followed by an afternoon exploring the expo hall, capped off by a club member-only cocktail reception.

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