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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.  

BIR Barcelona Convention: Proceedings available online!

29 June 2022
Dear BIR Member, We are pleased to inform you that the Proceedings of the BIR Barcelona Convention are now online (Members Only). In the prestigious setting of the 5-star InterContinental Hotel in Barcelona, a record number of 1300 registered participants from 61 countries created one of the most dynamic events in the history of our organization. It was widely acknowledged that the programmes offered by the commodity divisions and committees, ...

“The Challenge”: Keeping Ahead of The Curve - Live at BIR in Barcelona

30 May 2022
by Michael Lion, ITC Chairman and host of The Challenge The groundbreaking format of BIR’s signature series “The Challenge” with host Michael Lion (Chairman of the International Trade Council) and resident co-anchor contributors Mark Sellier and Murat Bayram (The Three Amigos) enthralled a packed audience edition of the TV chat show styled event on 23 May, which was also uniquely a Convention session simultaneously broadcast via the BIR ...

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29 June 2022
Dear BIR Member, We are pleased to inform you that the Proceedings of the BIR Barcelona Convention are now online (Members Only). In the prestigious setting of the 5-star InterContinental Hotel in ...
24 June 2022
Spain definitely attracted a lot of attention among recyclers this spring: not only did BIR organise its World Recycling Convention in Barcelona, but its European member association EuRIC also opted ...
24 June 2022
BIR Ambassadors have been keeping a close contact with BIR leadership, namely BIR President Tom Bird and Director General Arnaud Brunet, through their Chairman Salam AL SHARIF. Their main actions on ...
24 June 2022
BIR Conventions remain the foremost meeting place of the international recycling industry, as was once again proven during our recent ‘Welcome back’ edition of BIR’s famous World Recycling ...
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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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Securing the future of our planet

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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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