The new website highlights the important role that the global recycling industry plays for economy and environment and provides valuable market and legal information that is essential for any businessperson active in the recycling sector.
"I think the new website demonstrates how much our global trade association of 72 years is fit for the challenges of the 21st century" said Arnaud Brunet, BIR Director General.
"Having a strong online presence is of paramount importance, and the new look and feel not only reflects the dynamism of our industry but also helps carry our message to an even wider audience".
The new website has many new features, amongst which a responsive design to favour navigation on mobile devices, an enhanced Members Only section with full access to BIR's Membership Directory and relevant legislative background information, updated commodity pages showcasing the latest key figures, and a reorganized comprehensive library of industry statistics, reports, proceedings and fact sheets.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.