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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.

BIR World Mirror on Non-Ferrous Metals: Business pressures intensified by policy and regulatory moves

06 December 2022
A concise summary of the BIR World Mirror on Non-Ferrous Metals – Issue July 2022. Full version with detailed market reports available in the Members Only section of the BIR website. First the good news, then the bad news. The threat of a ban on Mexican aluminium scrap exports has been lifted as this option was ultimately omitted from an official document containing measures to tackle food inflation. However, and as reported in the latest World ...

Waste Shipment Regulation revision: Vote in EU Parliament committee

02 December 2022
On 1 December 2022, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted on its Report on the Waste Shipment Regulation revision (see related press release here). Following the European Commission's initial proposal in November 2021, the European Parliament and EU Council have been examining this proposal in parallel. There are more votes to come in the European Parliament Plenary in January 2023. ...

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08 December 2022
The Global Recycling Foundation is now looking for nominations for the award of Recycling Heroes 2023 from individuals to business leaders, sole traders to multinational businesses, and towns and ...
06 December 2022
A concise summary of the BIR World Mirror on Non-Ferrous Metals – Issue July 2022. Full version with detailed market reports available in the Members Only section of the BIR website. First the good ...
02 December 2022
On 1 December 2022, the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted on its Report on the Waste Shipment Regulation revision (see related press release ...
01 December 2022
On 30 November, the South-African Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, issued a Trade Policy Directive regulating the trade in ferrous and non-ferrous metals waste, scrap and semi-finished ...
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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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