Posted on 04/12/2018 in category BIR

Global Recycling Day named ‘Educational Initiative of the Year’ by Waste Dive

Global Recycling Day has been named Educational Initiative of the Year by Waste Dive, a leading global industry news publisher.
The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) established Global Recycling Day in 2018 to help achieve its goal of greater international recognition of the benefits of recycling. The inaugural Global Recycling Day took place on 18 March 2018 and was an unprecedented success, with more than 13 million people across the globe actively participating in the day.
“At a time when the role of recycling is changing around the world, and the desire for environmental action is growing, BIR's new campaign has been well received,” said Cole Rosengren, Senior Editor at Waste Dive.
The 2018 Dive Awards recognise the industry’s top disruptors and innovators. These executives, companies, trends and breakthroughs are transforming the industry and shaping the future. Waste Dive solicited suggestions for title nominees from its 123,000 readers and winners were chosen by the editors of Waste Dive based on resonance and industry impact.
As a result of the success of the first ever Global Recycling Day in 2018, BIR recently announced the formation of the brand new Global Recycling Foundation which will oversee the continued growth of Global Recycling Day as well as other initiatives.
Ranjit Baxi, BIR President and Founding President of Global Recycling Foundation, commented: "It is our mission to make the world wake up to the importance of recycling, and think resource not waste. We are thrilled that Global Recycling Day has had such a high degree of success in achieving this and that it has also now been recognised by the 2018 Dive Awards. We look forward to continuing our movement in 2019, and invite the world to join us."
Global Recycling Foundation recently announced the theme for 2019 as ‘Recycling into the Future’ - focusing on the power of youth, education and innovation in ensuring a brighter future for the planet. Global Recycling Day will take place on 18th March 2019, where people around the world will be invited to show their support for recycling.

For further information, contact the Global Recycling Foundation PR team:

Radhika Sharma +44 (0)20 7680 7118
Claire Nelson +44 (0)20 7680 7114  
Natasha Cobby +44 (020 7680 7171

About Global Recycling Foundation

Global Recycling Foundation, formed by BIR in October 2018, supports the promotion of recycling, and the recycling industry, across the world in order to showcase its vital role in preserving the future of the planet.  It will fund Global Recycling Day as well as other educational programmes, awareness projects and innovation initiatives which focus on the sustainable and inclusive development of recycling. 

About BIR

BIR is the global federation of the recycling industry, representing the interests of major recycling companies and national associations from 70 countries worldwide.  A key BIR objective is to promote recycling globally – showcasing its benefits to industry, policy makers and the wider community.

BIR celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2018, a landmark year to create a day which recognises the vital role recycling, and industrial recycling, plays in protecting the planet.

About Waste Dive

Waste Dive is a property of Industry Dive. Based in Washington, D.C., Industry Dive serves over five million executives with 16 industry-specific news publications: BioPharma Dive, CIO Dive, Construction Dive, Education Dive, Food Dive, Grocery Dive, Healthcare Dive, HR Dive, Marketing Dive, MedTech Dive, Restaurant Dive, Retail Dive, Smart Cities Dive, Supply Chain Dive, Waste Dive, and Utility Dive. Through mobile-optimized websites, email newsletters, mobile apps, and more, Industry Dive provides business leaders with a convenient way to stay up-to-date on the most relevant industry news, trends, events, jobs, press releases and market research impacting their jobs.

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