America Recycles Day is an annual event that takes place every November 15th. This event is designed to help raise awareness and the profile of recycling. Among other ISRI members, Cozzi Recycling is using this day to promote many of the positive attributes of the industry. Not only does this event shed light on the scrap metal recycling industry, this event is a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful.
Cozzi Recycling celebrates America Recycles Day today by applauding all individuals who make a strong effort to recycle as part of daily life, and encouraging all to learn more about recycling and the industry.
According to the ISRI Scrap Yearbook 2017, in 2016, U.S. scrap recyclers processed more than 130 million tons of scrap metal, paper, plastics, electronics, textiles, glass and rubber, creating significant energy savings, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving natural resources and limiting the amount of material that would otherwise be sent to landfills. In addition to these critical environmental benefits, the scrap recycling industry also provides much-needed support to our economy and trade balance. In 2016 alone, the United States exported more than 37 million metric tons of scrap commodities valued at $16.5 billion to 155 countries around the world. Here at home, independent research conducted by John Dunham & Associates confirms that the scrap recycling industry directly and indirectly supports nearly 534,000 well-paying jobs while generating nearly $117 billion in economic activity and $13.2 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue.
Cozzi Recycling is a member of ISRI, the Voice of the Recycling Industry™. ISRI represents approximately 1,100 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 35 countries worldwide that process, broker and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles.