The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) provides information on various aspects of steel recycling and sustainability in North America. Founded in 1988 as a grassroots effort within the steel industry focused only on the recycling of steel cans, the SRI now promotes the recycling of all steel products and highlights related research. Recycling information is categorized into automotive, construction, and packaging, with construction having the most robust offerings. The SRI also provides information on steel recycling in general. Under the life cycle thinking tab, researchers and analysts interested in life cycle assessments can request access to life cycle inventory data on various steel products from a study conducted by SRI and the World Steel Association. This trade association website is produced and maintained by the Steel Market Development Institute, "a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute," which works to "[increase] and [defend] the use of steel by developing innovative materials, applications and, in general, making steel the highest value material in the automotive, construction and packaging markets."