Jan. 15 -- The Institute of Recycling Industries has acquired the assets of the International Association of Electronics Recyclers.
The merge will unify the electronics recycling industry and strengthen ISRI´s new Electronics Division, said Robin Wiener, ISRI president.
The groups will unite their lobbying efforts in Congress, which will be more effective, she said. Their educational and training programs also will become more robust and valuable.
All IAER members who qualify for ISRI membership will receive it. Those that don´t, such as nonprofit groups, will receive a refund of the remaining portion of their IAER membership. As a welcome gesture, IAER members will join ISRI at their IAER dues levels through the middle of this year.
The IAER Electronics Recycling Summit will be held in conjunction with ISRI´s annual convention, which will be held, April 26-30, in Las Vegas. IAER´s Web site content will be transferred to ISRI´s site.
Source: Waste and Recycling News, Jan. 15