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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 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.

BIR launches global membership magazine The Recyclist

16 April 2024
Today marks the official launch of The Recyclist, a new biannual magazine published by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), that has been created for the membership organisation’s 1000+ members, as well as key stakeholders across the world. The Recyclist will first be revealed at the ISRI 2024 Convention in Las Vegas at 12.50 PDT today, when BIR President Susie Burrage OBE will present the magazine on-stage during the live ‘Pile of ...

BIR Copenhagen 2024 is approaching... Will YOU be there?

22 March 2024
The BIR World Recycling Convention & Exhibition is just two months away, and hundreds of delegates representing companies from all over the world have already registered for the event. Meet our sponsors and exhibitors and get in touch with our team to increase your company's visibility, book an exhibition booth, or reserve a private meeting table in the Traders Plaza, our new feature area located close to the exhibition and Gold Member Lounge. ...

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18 April 2024
Opening Session: “Designing your Future” Join Jim Lawless, transformation architect and bestselling author, for a truly mesmerising presentation on how to unlock your unlimited potential ...
16 April 2024
Today marks the official launch of The Recyclist, a new biannual magazine published by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), that has been created for the membership organisation’s 1000+ ...
11 April 2024
Shredder Committee: What’s new in ASR and aluminium sorting from Zorba? Guest presentations covering automobile shredder residues (ASR) and aluminium sorting from Zorba will provide the cornerstone ...
04 April 2024
The global market for recycled steel has experienced significant shifts in supply and demand dynamics over the past year. The next plenary session of the BIR Ferrous Division, to be held in ...
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Securing the future of our planet

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SUPPORT RECYCLING.

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.