NWRA Announces “Organizations for Supply Chain Recycling”

NWRA Announces “Organizations for Supply Chain Recycling”

Coalition Focused on Challenges to the Recyclable Materials Supply Chain

Arlington, VA – Today, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced the formation of Organizations for Supply Chain Recycling (OSCR), a multi-industry coalition comprised of trade associations that will focus on the challenges to the recyclable materials supply chain, from manufacturing to infrastructure and everything else it touches.

“Until now, there has not been an effective forum to discuss issues, share ideas and advocate for complete supply chain recycling solutions,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “This broad coalition is an opportunity to partner with stakeholders that will support a sustainable supply chain and a renewed demand for recyclable materials that will encourage job creation.”

The resurgent U.S. manufacturing base will increase demand for raw materials that can be met in part through the use of recyclables. In addition, the looming large-scale investment in America’s infrastructure will not only require recycled materials for its completion but will also create materials through the construction and demolition process that can be recycled or will need to be disposed of properly.

The coalition will host educational forums and pursue policies that encourage a strong domestic recycling market and responsible waste disposal as well as vibrant economic growth. Industry groups throughout the supply chain, from mining to electronics, are encouraged to join. There is no charge for membership.

Jim Riley, NWRA’s vice president of federal affairs and deputy general counsel, will lead the coalition. The membership list is currently in formation. Trade associations interested in joining the coalition should contact him at 202-364-3744 or  jriley@wasterecycling.org.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association