ISRI adds vice president of sustainability
Cheryl Coleman formerly worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,.and joins the 2021 SERDC Board of Directors

Posted December 1, 2020 on

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, has announced it has hired Cheryl Coleman as vice president of sustainability. She will oversee the development and execution of an integrated strategy addressing the priorities of the segments of the recycling industry (plastics, paper and packaging) most directly affecting the residential recycling stream. ISRI says Coleman also will lead the strategic planning and execution of the association’s new recyclability protocol and other sustainable development initiatives on behalf of ISRI and its members.

Coleman comes to ISRI from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where she served as the director of the Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division. While at the EPA, Coleman led efforts to improve the U.S. recycling system, reduce food loss and waste and promote the beneficial use of industrial materials. Prior to her tenure at EPA, she was the director for compliance and enforcement for materials and wastes at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

“ISRI is elated to have Cheryl join our team,” President Robin Wiener says. “Her experience within the EPA at the forefront of efforts to further advance U.S. recycling make her keenly positioned to take the lead in sustainability efforts for the betterment of the recycling industry.

“As the voice of the recycling industry, ISRI is constantly looking for ways to better serve our members and recycling as a whole,” Wiener continues. “The creation of the vice president of sustainability position provides us with an opportunity to not only build on ISRI’s existing work in the areas of residential recycling and consumer packaging but to reach new heights.”

“I am excited about this new opportunity because recycling is essential to sustainably managing our resources by providing feedstock to manufacturing and helping ensure resources will be available for current and future generations,” Coleman says.

ISRI is a member of SERDC