Author Archives: PSI Chapter

Profiles in Paper: Victor Storelli

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Q & A Interview with VICTOR STORELLI Q: When and how did you enter the recycling industry? A: My family owned both a solid waste company and a paper recycling operation when I was growing up, and I worked in the businesses from the time I was about 16. My father passed away at a […]

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ISRI, PSI Take the Lead on Indonesian Scrap Import Issue

Indonesia’s Regulations on Imports of Recovered Fiber ISRI and PSI Chapter representatives traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia, recently to meet with various stakeholders regarding Indonesia’s regulations on imports of recovered fiber. Adina Renee Adler, ISRI’s assistant vice president of international affairs, and former PSI Chapter President George Chen of G&T Trading International Corp. met July 4-5 […]

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PSI Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners

Annual Academic Scholarship Program For the second year in a row, the PSI Chapter selected eight college-bound students as winners in its annual academic scholarship program. Each student will receive $2,000 to apply toward tuition at any regionally accredited two-year or four-year post-secondary school for the 2019-2020 academic year. This year’s scholarship winners, along with […]

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Profiles in Paper: Marc Forman

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Q & A Interview with MARC FORMAN Q: When and how did you enter the recycling industry? A: I joined what was then Harmon Associates, a Westbury, N.Y.-based subsidiary of Fort Howard, in April 1991. With my background in accounting and finance, I joined Harmon as a finance director. It didn’t take me long to realize […]

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Mark Your Calendar For … PSI Palooza!

PSI Palooza! A fun filled evening of networking, bowling, ping pong, billiards and good friends raising money for a wonderful cause. 8 to 11 p.m. • Oct. 23, 2019 Lucky Strike Chicago River East Center 322 E. Illinois Street, Space 200 • Chicago, IL 60611 312-245-8331 • bowlluckystrike.com Don’t miss the networking, socializing, and fun […]

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Indonesia to Use ISRI Specs for Scrap Paper Imports

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The Indonesian government is adjusting the changes it proposed in May to its regulations on imports of recovered paper, with plans to use ISRI scrap paper specifications to address its concerns about contaminants in incoming shipments. The government’s proposed changes would have required 100% preshipment inspections, a 0.5% contamination limit in incoming shipments that are […]

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Webinar Explains ISRI Fly-In

ISRI Webinar Explains Upcoming Congressional Fly-In ISRI is offering a webinar for all members—including PSI Chapter members—who might like to participate in its upcoming Industry Advocates Program and Fly-In in Washington, D.C. The webinar—scheduled for Thursday, June 27, from 2 to 3 p.m. (EDT)—will feature comments from Billy Johnson, ISRI’s chief lobbyist; Holly Arthur, ISRI’s […]

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Past President Interview: Sandy Rosen

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Q & A PSI Retrospective: Sandy Rosen Q: How did you enter the paper recycling business? A: My family owned a paper recycling company named Great Lakes Paper Stock Corp. as well as a metal recycling business named Rosen & Sons. I always worked in the family business after school and during summers. When I dropped […]

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News: Indonesia Seeks to Prevent Waste in Scrap Shipments

The Indonesian government plans to evaluate individuals who conduct preshipment inspections of imported nonhazardous scrap and revise its scrap import policies to prevent waste from being included in such scrap shipments, according to a recent article in the Jakarta Post. Specifically, the government will evaluate the independent inspectors who are responsible for ensuring that nonhazardous scrap […]

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Profiles in Paper: Sue Robinson

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Q & A Interview with SUE ROBINSON Q: When and how did you enter the paper recycling industry? A: I was working for a nonprofit environmental organization in Washington state in 1985 when Seattle was deciding whether to build an incinerator or to recycle. I volunteered to serve on a solid waste committee for the city, and I […]

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