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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 2022 - Plastics Committee A bubble that has partially deflated rather than burst?

07 October 2022
Boom times rarely last long in the recycling industry, and the next challenge seems never to be far away. So while plastics recyclers were enjoying the benefits of massive demand and high levels of profitability as recently as the early months of this year, they are now battling with price pressures and squeezed margins, not least because of energy cost inflation. Minimum recycled content mandates and brand-owner commitments to using recycled ...

BIR Dubai 2022 is approaching! Ferrous Division announces programme / Non-Ferrous Metals Division introduces additional speakers

30 September 2022
Finding interesting speakers and topics is the number-one priority of BIR’s Commodity Divisions and Committees. And with our Convention approaching, we keep you informed of the progress as the different sessions take shape, combining the expertise of the respective board members with the insight of guest presenters, eventually engaging in riveting panel discussions involving the audience. Don't forget to register and download the BIR Convention ...

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07 October 2022
Building the future, together! Message from the BIR Young Traders Group The final countdown has begun. In just over a week, we will meet again in the fascinating city of Dubai. You name it and Dubai ...
07 October 2022
Boom times rarely last long in the recycling industry, and the next challenge seems never to be far away. So while plastics recyclers were enjoying the benefits of massive demand and high levels of ...
30 September 2022
Finding interesting speakers and topics is the number-one priority of BIR’s Commodity Divisions and Committees. And with our Convention approaching, we keep you informed of the progress as the ...
23 September 2022
Has there ever been a better time to be in the tyre and rubber recycling sector? As we heard at our meeting in May this year, it has lost its “poor relation” tag and become one of the most dynamic ...
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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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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.
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