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Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)

Address 24 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 1050, Brussels, BE
Tel +32 2 627 57 70
Email [email protected]
Website bir.org

BIR is the global federation of the recycling industry, representing the interests of major recycling companies and national associations from 70 countries worldwide.  A key BIR objective is to promote recycling globally - showcasing its benefits to industry, policy makers and the wider community.

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Global Recycling Day events planned across the globe from Nigeria to South Korea, Brazil to the UK

Global Recycling Day 2019 is today, March 18, and people around the world are joining in the celebrations to mark the day. With events from beach clean ups to high school litter picks, and football challenges to school visits taking place in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America, every corner of the globe is uniting to celebrate the importance of recycling. 

The Global Recycling Foundation looks at the best recycled fashion ahead of London Fashion Week

With London Fashion Week around the corner (15th - 19th February), the Global Recycling Foundation is calling on the fashion industry to champion recycling by shining a spotlight on the brands already leading the way on recycled fashion. It's also calling on the industry to support Global Recycling Day, taking place on 18th March 2019. 

Global Recycling Foundation calls on the world to combat climate change by championing recycling

The landmark agreement announced at COP24 in December 2018 has seen governments around the world agree to a robust set of guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. This represents a major step forward in the battle to tackle climate change but time is also running out to ensure concrete change. The Global Recycling Foundation urges the recycling industry to take heed to the COP24 agreement and continue to play its frontline role in preserving the planet's resources and improving the circular economy. It is also calling on recycling businesses and organizations across the globe to impress on their local communities, municipalities and governments to take action now, before it is too late.

Global Recycling Foundation launches new website, logo and brand identity

The Global Recycling Foundation, launched in London on October 6th, 2018 at the Bureau of International Recycling's (BIR) World Recycling Convention, has reached a new milestone, launching its new logo and website, at www.globalrecyclingfoundation, along with a new brand identity designed to reflect the crucial role recycling plays in preserving our planet's future.

Dutch and Swedish recycling industries pledge support to Global Recycling Foundation

The Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA), the Dutch Industrial Secondary Raw Materials Association for construction and civil engineering (VIB), the Dutch recycling federation FHG and the Swedish Recycling Industries' Association (SRI) have announced their status as ‘Founding Friends' of the Global Recycling Foundation, becoming some of the earliest donors of the foundation. 

Cities across the world unite for Global Recycling Day

Cities across the world are announcing their plans to celebrate the inaugural  Global Recycling Day. The initiative from the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) will call on the world to think "resource" not "waste" when it comes to recycling and encourage people to think of recycling in a new way. On the 18th March 2018 in London, the Global Recycling Day team will showcase the scale of what is possible, by using large bundles of recycled materials at a central location. The Federation of Recycling Enterprises (FEDEREC) will hold a press conference at World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) France's Headquarters in Paris to raise awareness of the need to utilise the world's Seventh Resource[1] on Thursday March 15th. There will be similar events on Capitol Hill in Washington DC and Sao Paolo for Global Recycling Day on March 16th.

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