Introducing the ISRI Brands Leadership Council—The Premier Opportunity for Consumer Brands to Support Recyclability, the Circular Economy, and Sustainability Goals.

The Brands Leadership Council (BLC) is a unique opportunity for brands to be counted among ISRI members. We are the only trade association that represents the complete recycling infrastructure through which the vast majority of recyclables generated flow for processing into clean, high-quality, and commodity-grade products.

Through membership in the BLC, brands can connect and form close-knit relationships with recyclers across commodities to solve issues and identify opportunities around circularity, sustainability, and design.

ISRI’s goal in creating the Brands Leadership Council is to provide a forum for leading brands and responsible recyclers to come together to thoughtfully solve problems and develop solutions for true circularity.

Brands Leadership Council Member Benefits

ISRI Recyclability Protocol

BLC members are currently serving as advisors and providing technical expertise on the ISRI Recyclability Protocol for Fiber-based Packaging. This science-based tool is designed to assist users to determine the recyclability of their packaging while increasing knowledge of product packaging comprised of recyclable and non-recyclable materials. The BLC members will work collaboratively with ISRI to identify other barriers and challenges in the marketplace that will be incorporated into updates and improvements of the protocol.

Design for Recycling®

BLC members have an opportunity to be part of ISRI’s long-standing Design for Recycling® efforts. Over the years, ISRI has worked closely with product manufacturers in the automobile, appliance, and electronics spaces on issues related to the impact of product design on end-of-life and circularity. With the help of our new brand members, we now look forward to expanding this work into a more residential focus including consumer single-use packaging and household/personal care products. We will achieve this by working together to address pressure points and recognize, as well as promote, advances that increase recyclability.

Networking/Benchmarking Opportunities

Multiple opportunities exist to network with and influence the work of ISRI, especially with our Commodity Divisions, which are responsible for the updating and maintenance of ISRI’s Specifications that have helped define the commodities bought and sold through the global recycling market for nearly 100 years.

Access to ISRI Expertise & Information

Whether it be ISRI’s 75+ educational and networking events throughout the year, weekly recycling market reports, suite of premier publications, or access to our staff expertise on a variety of issues—ISRI will provide BLC members with exclusive access to the most up-to-date and relevant information/data on the recycling industry.

Additional Promotional Opportunities

BLC members will receive additional opportunities to publicize their commitment to sustainability and recycling through a variety of valuable resources, including thought leadership opportunities to speak at/be included in ISRI events; ISRI member logo; optional press release announcing membership; profile in Scrap News; and/or promotion of “sustainable products” through various ISRI channels.


For more information, questions, or to join today please contact Brianna Gianti, Vice President of Membership at or (202) 662-8536.


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