NEW YORK The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries is teaming up with a nonprofit organization to educate students on career prospects in the recycling industry.
ISRI will collaborate with Mystic, Conn.-based Jason Learning to develop school curricula that provide real-world models of scrap and recycling. Jason Learning uses such models in its efforts to educate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The industry needs people trained in science, engineering and technology "to invent and perfect new processes to recycle even more of our waste and to build the machines to get it done," ISRI said May 23.
As part of the collaboration, ISRI members will invite classes studying the curricula to visit scrapyards and recycling facilities to observe operations. ISRIs objective is to help students learn "how what many call junk is actually a valuable resource, as well as a real-life science experiment."
"This partnership will show students how a career in science, technology or engineering can be put to use in the most practical way to make things that people need while at the same time conserving our natural resources," ISRI president Robin K. Wiener said.