Organizations


The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is the voice of the recycling industry dedicated to strengthening the economy, protecting the environment, and providing a safe workplace for the estimated 138,000 men and women it employs. As a member of ISRI, we strive to meet and exceed industry standards.
Critical & Essential

The metal recycling industry is critical to the local, state, federal, and global economy. Our industry annually processes more than 135 million tons of society’s obsolete products into useful raw materials, creating significant energy savings, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving natural resources, and limiting the amount of material that would otherwise be sent to landfills.

About Metals Theft

Metals theft is a big problem.  The thefts often lead to dangerous results such as electrocution, mass power outages, transportation interruption, and national security threats, putting first responders, utility workers, and citizens at risk. Its impact on the scrap recycling industry is also significant.  Recyclers are victims of theft too.  ISRI, the nation’s trade association and voice of the recycling industry, is actively working to help solve the problem of metals theft.Created as a public resource for legislators, law enforcement, recyclers, and other interested parties, the State Metal Theft Law Database helps visitors understand the laws with pre-made or custom reports on the provisions and states that interest them. This resource has been highlighted by the National Conference of State Legislatures as an incredibly comprehensive and useful source of information.

Stop Metals Theft

StopMetalsTheft.org is a website hosted by ISRI that is intended to serve as a service and resource to recyclers, law enforcement, prosecutors, and other interested parties on the issue of metals theft.  The site includes:

• Information about the crime of metals theft in the United States;
‍A link to send a theft alert in your community;Tools for law enforcement, prosecutors and recyclers in addressing the crime;
‍•Information on state metals theft laws;Media coverage of the crime across the country
• Success stories in apprehending perpetrators;
• Recycling industry information.


The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is the only global recycling industry federation representing around 800 companies and 35 affiliated national recycling associations from 70 different countries. Its members are world leaders in the supply of raw materials and a key pillar for sustainable economic development.
About BIR

Founded in 1948, BIR was the first federation to support the interests of the recycling industry on an international scale. Today, BIR represents over 760 member companies from the private sector and 37 national associations, in more than 70 countries. Together, these members form the largest international recycling federation.

The federation provides a dynamic forum for its members to share their knowledge and experience. It serves as a platform to establish successful business relations and to promote recycling among other industrial sectors and policy makers.

BIR's Mission

The Bureau of International Recycling promotes materials recycling and facilitates free and fair trade of recyclables in a sustainable and competitive world economy. Other key goals of BIR and its members are:
•To speak as one voice representing the international recycling industries globally;
•To raise public awareness of their economic and environmental contributions such as the reduction of energy consumption and of greenhouse emissions;
•To promote free trade, the environmentally sound management of resources and the use of recycled materials worldwide;
•To encourage manufacturers to design products with a better understanding of the possibilities for recycling;
•To provide its members with a proper forum to discuss issues of importance to the international recycling community;
•To provide its members, through arbitration, with a fast and efficient means to resolve commercial disputes.


The California Metals Coalition (CMC) represents a unified voice for proactive metalworking businesses when engaging California’s government on rule-making and proposed laws.
About CMC

California is home to 4,000 metalworking facilities, employing over 350,000 Californians with high-paying manufacturing jobs and health benefits.   Jobs provided by our industry are the path to the middle class for many Californians.

CMC is still driven by the founding objective of the organization, which is to have a unified voice for proactive metalworking businesses when engaging California’s government on rulemaking and proposed laws.  CMC's  government relations team is anchored by professionals with over 35 years experience representing metal working companies at the state, regional, and local level.   CMC’s lobbyists monitor proposed legislation and regulations, attend hearings, file oral/written testimony, and network with decision makers in government.

CMC in the 21st Century

California’s demand for cleaner and more efficient energy, automobiles, consumer goods, and infrastructure begins with how--and where--a product is manufactured.  Today’s modern California metal manufacturer produces the highest quality metal components, and CMC is proud to represent those leaders in the metalworking industry to strike a balance between strong manufacturing jobs and a progressive regulatory climate.



The London Metals Exchange (LME) is the world center for the trading of industrial metals – the majority of all non-ferrous metal futures business is transacted on our platforms. A member of HKEX Group, the LME brings together participants from the physical industry and the financial community to create a robust and regulated market where there is always a buyer and a seller, where there is always a price and where there is always the opportunity to transfer or take on risk – 24 hours a day.
About LME


A member of HKEX Group, the LME brings together participants from the physical industry and the financial community to create a robust and regulated market where there is always a buyer and a seller, where there is always a price and where there is always the opportunity to transfer or take on risk – 24 hours a day.

The Exchange provides producers and consumers of metal with a physical market of last resort and, most importantly of all, with the ability to hedge against the risk of rising and falling world metal prices.

CMC in the 21st Century


California’s demand for cleaner and more efficient energy, automobiles, consumer goods, and infrastructure begins with how--and where--a product is manufactured.  Today’s modern California metal manufacturer produces the highest quality metal components, and CMC is proud to represent those leaders in the metalworking industry to strike a balance between strong manufacturing jobs and a progressive regulatory climate.