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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.

Please note that that BIR staff is currently working from home in accordance with Belgian health and safety regulations.Therefore, you may contact us via email to bir@bir.org or, if you know the person you want to contact, use the individual email address or mobile phone numbers indicated in the person’s email signature.  

Registration is now open for the BIR World Recycling Convention in Dubai, (16) 17-18 October 2022

03 August 2022
Register today to access the best registration rates & hotel availability! Join hundreds of companies, traders, processors and consumers from all over the globe, and take advantage of the market updates, business and networking opportunities at BIR Dubai 2022. Your registration package includes: Full access to the BIR Convention, plenary meetings, exhibitionand networking areas and facilities Access to the BIR Convention Mobile App (including ...

BIR World Mirror on Plastics - Quarterly Report July/August 2022: Calls for urgent investment to ease plastics collection bottleneck

02 August 2022
A concise summary of the BIR World Mirror on Plastics – Quarterly Report July/August 2022. Full version with detailed market reports available in the Members Only section of the BIR website. The plastics price party of 2021 and early 2022 has been unceremoniously broken up. In its place, uncertainties surrounding the Ukraine conflict, energy costs/supply and rising inflation have been putting pressure on the prices of recycled raw materials, ...

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03 August 2022
A concise summary of the BIR World Mirror on Recovered Paper – Quarterly Report July/August 2022. Full version with detailed market reports available in the Members Only section of the BIR website. ...
28 July 2022
A concise summary of the BIR World Mirror on Stainless Steel & Special Alloys – Quarterly Report July 2022. Full version with detailed market reports available in the Members Only section of the BIR ...
28 July 2022
A concise summary of the BIR World Mirror on Ferrous Metals – Quarterly Report July 2022. Full version with detailed market reports available in the Members Only section of the BIR website. Recent ...
27 July 2022
Registrations will open on Monday, 1 August 2022 Tapping into the vast business opportunities of the Middle East was one of the many reasons why BIR decided to go back to the coveted conference ...
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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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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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