Welcome to BIR!
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 over 950 companies and 37 national associations from 70 countries. BIR members are world leaders in the supply of raw materials and a key pillar for sustainable economic development.
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.
Securing the future of our planet
SAVE THE PLANET.
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.