Bureau of International Recycling

Founded in 1948, BIR was the first federation to support the interests of the recycling industry on an international scale. Today, BIR represents over 750 member companies from the private sector and 40 national associations in more than 70 countries. Together, these members form the largest international recycling federation.

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

ISRI, a Washington, DC, based trade association, represents more than 1,600 for-profit companies – ranging from small, family-owned businesses to large, multi-national corporations -- operating at more than 6,000 facilities in the United States and 30 countries worldwide.

Steel Recycling Institute

The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) is an industry association that promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products . The SRI educates the solid waste industry, government, business and ultimately the consumer about the benefits of steel's continuous recycling cycle.

American Forest & Paper Association

AF&PA has in its short existence emerged as the leading voice for the forest products industry. When any matter of major concern relating to the industry surfaces at the state, national, or international level, AF&PA is an active presence on behalf of industry interests and its advice and counsel are both sought and respected. Through its effective advocacy and superior membership services, AF&PA is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the nation's most powerful and effective trade associations.


The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) is the trade association for the PET plastic packaging industry. Napcor promotes the introduction and use of PET packaging; facilitate its recycling; and communicate the attributes of the PET container as an environmentally sustainable package.