Bernie Lee

Bernie Lee

Research Analyst - Commodities
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)


Lessons Learned from North American and Europe Recovered Paper (or Scrap) Regulations, Trade Policies, and Commodity Specifications

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 15:30

Government provides a nation with the organizational structure with the goal of optimizing productivity. Optimization requires carefully conserving the use of natural resources, maintaining a healthy labor force, and engaging with other economies to maintain a secure future. Regulatory policies are a tool to reach this goal but these tools have to be either be highly specialized or used skillfully to attain optimal outcomes for a nation. This presentation is a review of several key policies implemented in North America and Europe on the paper recycling industry and their effects on the environment and economy.