European Ferrous Recovery and Recycling Federation (EFR)

Fédération européenne de la récupération et du recyclage des ferrailles
Europäischer Recycling-Verband für Eisen und Stahl

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1967, as Committee of the National Ferrous Scrap Federations and Associations of the Common Market – Commission des fédérations et syndicats nationaux des entreprises de récupération de ferrailles du Marché commun (COFENAF) – Kommission der Nationalen Verbände der Schrottwirtschaft im Gemeinsamen Markt – Commissione delle Federazioni e Sindicati Nazionali dei Commercianti di Rottami Ferrosi del Mercato Commune – Kommissie der Nationale Verenigingen voor de Schrootvoorziening in de Gemeenschappelijke Markt. Present name adopted 1992. Comes under the administration of BIR. Since 2014, a branch of D-XM5382 - European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC). No longer a legal entity since 2016.


Establish permanent liaison between national member federations and their accredited representatives and the European Commission, Parliament and Council; promote the recycling of steel and other ferrous metals, encourage free trade and use of secondary ferrous metals and provide better business opportunities for the industry; study and examine all commercial, legal, environmental and technical aspects of the trading, processing, transport and recycling of ferrous metals in Europe; compile, exchange and disseminate all relevant information regarding ferrous trade and recycling.


General Assembly (at least annual). Board of Directors, consisting of at least 2 delegates of each federation or association of which one is an effective Board member and one a substitute. Includes the European Shredder Group (ESG), set up Dec 2000.


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