Pile of Scrap Podcast

Ep. 48: The Walk & Talk with David Borsuk - Our Role in the Supply Chain

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 8/25/21 5:00 AM

Pile of Scrap Ep. 48: The Walk & Talk with David Borsuk - Our Role in the Supply Chain

John Sacco goes for a walk with a good friend and ISRI’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award winner David Borsuk. These two discuss topics across the board, including the negative connotation with the word “scrap,” environmental justice, the responsibility this industry has to our communities, and how legislators don’t understand a recycler’s role in the supply chain. Even while retired, David’s continued involvement in ISRI is due to how vital this industry is to him and the environment as a whole.

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Ep. 47: The Walk & Talk with Neil Byce - ISRI’s Hidden Victories

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 8/11/21 5:00 AM

Pile of Scrap Ep. 47: The Walk & Talk with Neil Byce - ISRI’s Hidden Victories

As the Co-Chair of ISRI’s Membership Committee and the Chair of the Investment Subcommittee, it’s clear that Neil Byce has a passion for this trade association. John and Neil meet up for a walk-and-talk episode in Washington, DC, to discuss how ISRI has supported their companies to grow into their success by providing education, networking, and advocacy. The two also touch on how recyclers' motivation and endless opportunities benefit from being a for-profit industry.

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Ep. 46: The Walk & Talk with Andrew Lincoln - ISRI’s Environmental Justice Initiative

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 7/28/21 5:00 AM

Pile of Scrap Ep. 46: The Walk & Talk with Andrew Lincoln - ISRI’s Environmental Justice Initiative

John is boots-on-the-ground in Washington, DC for ISRI’s Summer Board and Committee Meetings! John meets up with Andrew Lincoln, Vice President of Lincoln Recycling and member of ISRI’s Executive Committee, for a walk-and-talk episode. They discuss how ISRI is proactive in growing this industry and the importance of maintaining relationships with lobbyists and government officials, educating and promoting the recycling industry, and keeping the term “environmental justice” at the forefront of our minds.


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Ep. 45: Honoring the Sacrifice - Portrait of a Warrior Gallery

Posted by Sierra International Machinery on 5/26/21 5:00 AM

Pile of Scrap Ep. 45: Honoring the Sacrifice - Portrait of a Warrior Gallery

As we commemorate Memorial Day, we acknowledge the brutal reality that each American service member faces. Jason Geis, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Portrait of a Warrior Gallery - Kern County and a veteran himself, gives John Sacco a heart-wrenching and surreal tour of the gallery to celebrate the twenty-seven men from Kern County who sacrificed their lives in combat post 9/11. By working directly with the men's Gold Star Families, the gallery keeps their memories alive through art and education. It holds their motto true when they say, “Always Remembered, Never Forgotten.”

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