Famous world explorer and great environmentalist Robert Swan once wisely said, “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” In that vein, and in the spirit of helping guide the recycling industry towards ethical environmental action, Legacy Education Group proudly announces the public launch of FERIS, the Foundation for Ethical Recycling of Industrial Scrap.

FERIS is a legacy project designed to promote recycling’s most ethical practices while raising awareness and proposing solutions to the unique product design challenges which the global industrial scrap industry encounters. Our multifaceted cause was established in 2015 as a community enhancement project, and has now grown to include a publicly curated library of educational resources, original content on our new website (www.FERIS.org), and a network of global partnerships. We encourage improved product design standards which support a circular economy, industrial scrap recycling best practices which assist associations and organizations in the industry to accomplish cleaner material processing methods, and elevated HSE (Health, Safety, & Environmental) measures. 

We believe that in order to improve upon the circular economy model and increase product processing standards we must work together at all levels of the industry. Our intention is to aid in practices which not only benefit recyclers, but are also practices designed to advocate for sustainability of the global communities and the environment in which we all live. 

Whether it’s publishing the latest industry research, advocating for best practices, or working to implement innovative design ideas, FERIS is here to improve the way recyclers operate in the industrial world. We hope you’ll join us on our  journey!

If you would like more information about the Foundation for Ethical Recycling of Industrial Scrap or to schedule an interview with one of our team members, please feel free to visit us online at www.FERIS.org, or contact us in writing at: info@FERIS.org / PO BOX 970 Cornelius, NC 28031.

FERIS Public Launch Announcement (Press Release PDF) *

North Carolina, United States, November 20, 2023