Robin leads the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the Washington DC based trade association representing approximately 1,300 for-profit companies nationwide and throughout the globe that process, broker and industrially consume scrap commodities (including scrap metal, paper, plastics, textiles, rubber and electronics). ISRI provides advocacy, education and training, safety outreach, compliance assistance, QEHS certification, and more for the $100 billion industry, while also promoting public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the US economy, global trade, the environment, and sustainable development. ISRI has annual revenues in excess of $16 million and employs a staff of 46. Robin joined ISRI in 1989 directing ISRI’s environmental compliance activities and was appointed executive director in 1997 and then President in March 2000.
As part of her role representing the scrap recycling industry, Robin serves on the Boards of SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International), Jason Learning, and Keep America Beautiful. She is a Past Chair of the NMVTIS Advisory Board appointed by the Department of Justice and of NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations, and is a member of the Key Industry Associations Committee (KIAC) of ASAE. She is also a Director of the International Environment Council of the Bureau of International Recycling in Brussels, a member of BIR’s E-Scrap Steering Committee.
Ms. Wiener earned a J.D. degree cum laude (Georgetown University Law Center), her B.S.E. degree in chemical engineering (University of Pennsylvania), and is co-author of the RCRA Compliance & Enforcement Manual (Shepard’s McGraw-Hill, 1994) as part of its Environmental Law Series.
Presentation of the Youth Recycling Awareness Award Environmental justice is not a new concept, but it is one that has gained increased importance this year as the Biden Administration and many states have committed to improving the environment and public health in people of color, indigenous, and low-income communities across the country. But what exactly […]
Three ISRI Century Club Members–who represent over a 100 years of service in ISRI and the industry on how they navigated through multiple challenges throughout their career including: whether to stay small or expand, moving their business beyond their family structure, and more. This if your opportunity to learn from their history and training to […]