Special Events

Special Events at ISRI2017

Recycling Research Foundation Silent Auction

Each year the Recycling Research Foundation (RRF) holds a silent auction in conjunction with ISRI’s annual convention and exposition as the primary way of raising money to continue its mission. Contributions to RRF are tax deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code, as are winning bids provided the amount paid is above the fair market value of the item. Items to bid on are located in the Exhibit Hall.

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Lifetime Achievement Awards

ISRI’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognize extraordinary leaders for their longtime involvement, contributions, and overall commitment to the recycling industry and to ISRI. This year we honor retired ISRI Executive Director Dr. Herschel Cutler and recently-retired Caraustar executive Crawford Carpenter.

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Design for Recycling Award

The Design for Recycling® Award is ISRI’s highest award that is given annually to the most outstanding contribution to products designed with recycling in mind.  It recognizes the proactive steps made by manufacturers who have actively incorporated Design for Recycling® principles into their products and manufacturing processes.

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Safety Transportation Awards

The annual ISRI Transportation Safety Awards (sponsored by RecycleGuard® Insurance Program) reflect the value and importance that the industry places on vehicle safety, by recognizing the top performers in the field, both at the company and individual levels. The awards are presented annually during ISRI’s Annual Convention and Exposition.

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Youth Video and Poster Contest

ISRI sponsors an annual video and poster contest for students that features recycling-related themes. The contest is co-presented with JASON Learning.

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