MEMBERS

As global recycling industry federation, BIR membership comprises around 730 commercial companies and national recycling associations from 70 different countries.
Our members are world leaders in the supply of raw materials and a key pillar for sustainable economic development.
Together, they create an international forum for industrial exchange and business contacts. They provide their expertise to other industrial sectors and political groups to promote recycling.

Membership meeting

MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 684 commercial companies

  • 39 national associations

  • 70 countries

  • 31 new members in 2020

  • 40% of members outside of the European Continent

MEMBERSHIP SPREAD

Membership spread in percent

  • Western Europe

  • Russia & Eastern Europe

  • Asia

  • Central & South America

  • Turkey & Middle-East

  • Australia & Pacific Rim

  • Africa

  • North America

SERVICES

BIR MEMBERSHIP ADVANTAGES

BIR membership offers a vast array of advantages to any recycling company or federation.

Business and Networking Opportunities

As the world’s only global recycling industry organisation, BIR offers unique opportunities to develop international business contacts. Joining BIR grants access to its Members Directory, an essential networking and information tool featuring details about potential suppliers and customers in more than 70 countries across the world.

BIR organises two international conventions each year. These events usually draw close to a thousand business leaders in the recycling industry who come to establish new contacts and trade. The latest technology and market developments are also presented.

Expert Knowledge and Up-to-date Market Information

With contributions from its members, BIR regularly publishes information on the most recent market updates and news on commercial and environmental regulation. BIR also organises workshops, machine and equipment exhibitions, as well as technical round-tables throughout the year with international industry experts.

Influential Position with Decision Makers and Key Industry Players

BIR’s extensive network has become an influential source of information for public authorities, the media, scientists, academics and other industry sectors. Representing its members' interests, BIR maintains contact with other international bodies (UN, OECD, EU), advising them on the formulation of appropriate legislation and the promotion of a more competitive recycling industry.

Legal Advice and Arbitration

From its Brussels secretariat, BIR offers multilingual regulatory advice and arbitration services in commercial disputes and claims.

Recently updated, BIR’s arbitration rules ensure a fast and uncomplicated means of resolving legal disputes, thereby avoiding lawsuits which can prove to be time-consuming and expensive for all the parties involved. If you want to take advantage of BIR’s arbitration service, click here.

 

CURRENT MEMBERS

BIR membership offers unique opportunities to develop international business contacts. The BIR membership directory and the organisation’s half-yearly conventions provide access to a powerful business network of national associations and commercial companies in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Complete contact details of BIR member companies and national associations can be found in the BIR Membership Directory, also available in hard copy and in electronic format.

In order to have access to the complete details of BIR members you must become a member.

LIST OF NATIONAL MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS

BMR - BUREAU OF MIDDLE EAST RECYCLING INC.

AUSTRIA RECYCLING

DENUO

EURIC - EUROPEAN RECYCLING INDUSTRIES’ CONFEDERATION

ARTSHC - ASSOCIATION OF RECYCLERS AND TRADERS OF SECOND HAND CLOTHES

BAR - BULGARIAN ASSOCIATION OF RECYCLING

INESFA - BRAZILIAN ASSOCIATION OF IRON AND STEEL SCRAP COMPANIES

CARI - CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RECYCLING INDUSTRIES

ANIR - ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL RECICLAJE AG

CAMU - CHINA ASSOCIATION OF METAL SCRAP UTILIZATION

CHINA SUSTAINABLE PLASTICS ASSOCIATION

CMRA - CHINA NONFERROUS METALS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION RECYCLING METAL BRANCH

CRRA - CHINA NATIONAL RESOURCES RECYCLING ASSOCIATION

GRUPO EMPRESARIAL DE RECICLAJE

BDSV E. V.

BVSE - BUND. SEKUNDÄRROHSTOFFE

VDM - VERBAND DEUTSCHER METALL-HÄNDLER E.V.

FER - FEDERACION ESPAÑOLA DE LA RECUPERACION

GREMI DE RECUPERACIO DE CATALUNYA

REPACAR

FEDEREC

BMRA - BRITISH METALS RECYCLING ASSOCIATION

TEXTILE RECYCLING ASSOCIATION

THE RECYCLING ASSOCIATION

HOSZ - HUNGARIAN WASTE MANAGEMENT FEDERATION

INLAND IMPORTERS & CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION

MRAI - MATERIAL RECYCLING ASSOCIATION OF INDIA

ASSOFERMET

JISRI - JAPAN IRON & STEEL RECYCLING INSTITUTE

MALAYSIA NON-FERROUS METALS ASSOCIATION

DWMA - DUTCH WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

IGMNIR - ECONOMIC CHAMBER OF NON-FERROUS METALS AND RECYCLING

IPHGZ - SCRAP ECONOMY CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

REMAT - ORGANIZATIA PATRONALA SI PROFESIONALA

National recycling association "RUSLOM.COM"

AGED RECOVERED PAPER INDUSTRIALISTS ASSOCIATION

TUDAM DEGERLENDIRILEBILIR ATIK MALZEMELER SANAYICILERI DERNEGI

ISRI

MRA - METAL RECYCLERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA

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