Europe scrap export restriction concerns intensify
23 May 2022
Concerns over the scope of EU proposals to restrict scrap metal exports have intensified sharply in recent weeks in response to a more aggressive lobbying approach by the trading bloc's steelmakers ...
BIR adds deputy director for trade and environment
16 May 2022
Alev Somer will work with Ross Bartley on global recycling trade and environmental policy. The Bureau of International Recycling, Brussels, has hired Alev Somer as its new deputy director for trade ...
To grow the circular economy, free trade of scrap needed: BIR
22 March 2022
As global steelmakers face the challenge of reducing or even eliminating their carbon emissions, they must have access to freely traded scrap to supportthe switch from basic-oxygen furnace based ...
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Celebrating ladies in scrap: Susie Burrage
08 March 2022
Industries around the globe celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March. This is a great opportunity for the recycling sector to shine a spotlight on its female entrepreneurs with UK-based Susie ...
The Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has selected Barcelona and Dubai as the host cities for its May and October 2022 conventions, respectively. According to updates posted to ...
EU scrap exports to China halted amid no consensus on 'waste' regulation
29 November 2021
Scrap metal shipments have been halted from European Union countries to China following a lack of regulatory consensus between the parties on what constitutes 'waste' and 'recyclable raw materials', ...