Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)
Bureau International du Recyclage
1948-06-29 Brussels Belgium
29 Jun 1948, Brussels (Belgium), as Bureau international de la récupération. Officially recognized by Belgian Royal Decree, 3 May 1971; new statutes: 18 Dec 1973; 28 Sep 1995. Previously also referred to in English as International Recovery Bureau, International Recycling Organization, International Recovering/Recycling Bureau or as International Reclamation Bureau. Previously also referred to in French as Bureau international de la récupération et du recyclage. Registered in accordance with Belgian law.
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.
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General Assembly (annual). Advisory Council (meets twice a year), comprising Executive Committee together with Past Presidents, Divisional Presidents, Director General and Chairmen of Permanent Special Committees. Executive Committee (meets 4 times a year), consisting of President, Treasurer and 4 Vice-Presidents (Presidents of Technical Commodity Divisions). Special Committees (11): Ambassadors; Arbitration and By-Laws; Communications; Conventions; Finance; International Trade Council; Membership; New Prospects; Nominating; International Environment Council; Young Traders Group. Working Committees. General Secretariat.
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