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The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is the only global recycling industry federation representing more than 30,000 companies around the globe, with a direct membership of around 700 companies and 38 national associationsfrom 67 countries. BIR members are world leaders in the supply of raw materials and a key pillar for sustainable economic development.

BIR Dubai Convention: Proceedings available online!

15 November 2022
We are pleased to inform you that the Proceedings of the BIR Dubai Convention are now online (Members Only). The proceedings are a valuable source of market data with forecasts that can be very useful for your business. We extend our special thanks to the BIR division presidents and committee chairmen, session moderators, speakers and panellists for offering numerous programmes packed with a wealth of economic, market and legislative ...

Major changes within the BIR Ambassadors Committee: Susie Burrage appointed Chair, two new ambassadors confirmed

11 November 2022
During the recent BIR World Recycling Convention in Dubai, the organisation’s Ambassadors Committee received new impetus with the appointment of Susie Burrage of Recycled Products Ltd (GBR) as its Chair by BIR President Tom Bird. Ms Burrage is the fourth generation of her family in the recycling business and stands at the helm of her own company, Recycled Products Ltd, which she founded in 2001. She is the President of the British Metals ...

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18 November 2022
From the BIR Secretariat, Ross Bartley (Director Trade and Environment) and Alev Somer (Deputy Director Trade and Environment) will be representing the international recycling industry at important ...
15 November 2022
We are pleased to inform you that the Proceedings of the BIR Dubai Convention are now online (Members Only). The proceedings are a valuable source of market data with forecasts that can be very ...
11 November 2022
During the recent BIR World Recycling Convention in Dubai, the organisation’s Ambassadors Committee received new impetus with the appointment of Susie Burrage of Recycled Products Ltd (GBR) as its ...
27 October 2022
The addition of plastic to the Basel Convention’s Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedures has prompted calls for a review of the way the Convention is structured, its effectiveness and future ...
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GLOBAL RECYCLING FOUNDATION

RECYCLING IS A GLOBAL ISSUE

The Global Recycling Foundation supports the promotion of recycling, and the recycling industry, across the world to showcase its vital role in preserving the future of the planet.

Our mission is to fund educational and awareness programmes, which focus on the sustainable and inclusive development of recycling, across the world.

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Securing the future of our planet

SAVE THE PLANET.
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Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognize, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. It is a day for the world to come together, and put the planet first.

Our mission is twofold:

  • To tell world leaders that recycling is simply too important not to be a global issue, and that a common, joined up approach to recycling is urgently needed.
  • To ask people across the planet to think resource, not waste, when it comes to the goods around us – until this happens we simply won’t award recycled goods the true value and repurpose they deserve.

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