ISRI 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award: Mark Reiter
ISRI recognized Mark Reiter as its 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree. Mr. Reiter received the award for his untiring efforts to advance the scrap recycling industry.
Reiter established ISRI’s first grassroots advocacy network to provide support for the Superfund Recycling Equity Act, lobbying for it in a decade-long process that culminated in its passage in 1999. The law saved the recycling industry hundreds of millions of dollars and created the precedent for recognizing recycling operations as distinct from disposal operations. Although he was a lifelong member of the Democratic Party, Reiter worked across party lines to help ISRI achieve its policy goals.
Mark served as ISRI’s vice president of government relations until his death in January. The Award was presented posthumously during ISRI’s 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony on October 21.