Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)

Bureau International du Recyclage

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URL: https://www.bir.org/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bureau-of-international-recycling/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BIRworld

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1948-06-29 Brussels Belgium


New statutes: 18 Dec 1973; 28 Sep 1995.


Promote recycling and recyclability, thereby conserving natural resources, protecting the environment and facilitating free trade; study and undertake research work on technical, scientific and environmental problems relative to the various sectors of recycling; act as the unified voice of international recycling industries associated on a worldwide level; develop public awareness of the economic and environmental contributions of membership; promote free trade in, and increased usage of, recyclable and recycled materials and encourage manufacturers to design products with increased understanding of recycling; act as a forum for members to exchange commercial, technical, economic, legal and environmental information.


2024-10-28 | Singapore, Singapore – World Recycling Convention

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General Assembly (annual); Advisory Council (meets twice a year); Executive Committee. Special Committees (12): Ambassadors; Arbitration; Articles of Association and Internal rules; Communications; Convention; Finance; International Trade Council; Membership; Nominating; International Environment Council; Young Traders Group. Working Committees. General Secretariat.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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