The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has released its annual Scrap Yearbook, a statistical and comprehensive publication regarding the U.S. and global scrap industry.
The book is meant to be a guide for recycling industry members as well as provide an explanation and overview of the industry, including its benefits and challenges.
The Yearbook reveals electronics recycling adds about $20.6 billion to the U.S. economy and employs more than 45,000 people.
Overall, 190 million tons of scrap metal, paper, plastic, glass and other materials valued at more than $80 billion were exported around the world in 2015, with the U.S. exporting 37 million metric tons worth $17.5 billion.
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