Plastics Industry Excels During Coronavirus Pandemic

After first paralyzing China, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is now testing the very fabric of societies worldwide. It is challenging governments, companies and individuals alike, while reinforcing the key role played by plastics and polymers in keeping people safe and healthy. The irony is that, until recently, plastics in some quarters was being considered the […]

German Steel Scrap Association BDSV: The Use of Steel Scrap Saves Billions in Climate and Environmental Costs

Steel scrap is a key raw material for steel production, not only in Germany, and contributes significantly to the reduction of emissions. This is the main result of the study »Scrap Bonus. External Costs and Fair Competition in the Global Value Chains of Steelmaking«, which the Fraunhofer Center for Economics of Materials CEM conducted on […]

Critical Work of Recycling Industry Recognized in Many Parts of the World

At this unprecedented time as the world adopts severe and wide-ranging measures in a bid to arrest the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, BIR Ambassadors have volunteered to provide our members with ad hoc updates from their respective countries and regions. In the USA, the situation varies from state to state. The most populous […]

New Hall for ECOMONDO and KEY ENERGY (from 3rd to 6th November at Rimini Expo Centre)

The “Green Deal”, the new European economic policy of the Commission chaired by Ursula von der Leyen, will be covered in depth from 3rd to 6th November at Rimini Expo Centre on the occasion of the 24th edition of Ecomondo, the leading international exhibition of environmental technology and the 14th KEY ENERGY dedicated to renewable […]

Global Recycling Foundation Announces the Ten #RecyclingHeroes of Global Recycling Day 2020

To mark Global Recycling Day (18 March), the Global Recycling Foundation announced the ten #RecyclingHeroes who have each won a $1,000 prize thanks to their dedication and innovation in local recycling.  The winners, selected from over 2,000 entries, are from across the globe, covering eight countries and all the main continents. Their work spans all […]

Today Global Recycling Day 2020 Honours Recycling Heroes Across the World

Global Recycling Day 2020 has arrived and, although the world rightly focuses on its response to COVID-19, we encourage people around the world to remember the importance of recycling and to recognise the individuals, communities and businesses – some world renowned some unknown – who are the forefront of recycling innovation and best practice. An […]

BIR Postpones World Recycling Convention in Istanbul

BIR has announced that the World Recycling Convention 2020 in Istanbul will be rescheduled to (11) 12-14 October 2020.  Due to growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), and with the well-being of participants, exhibitors and staff as the number one priority, BIR has decided that rescheduling the event is the only responsible course of action […]

Lithuania Said Yes to Plastic Pact

On 6 March, Denmark, Finland, France, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium (Flanders), Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Latvia and Lithuania expressed support to the Plastics Pact initiative.  The European Plastics Pact is a frontrunner initiative, bringing together the leading countries and private organisations from the entire plastics value chain and from across the European Economic […]

The First Collection Scheme in the World to Close the Loop on Electronic Plastic Waste

Recipo opens its own recycling plant and manufactures recycled plastic to be used in new electronic products. Recipo is excited to launch Recipo Material, a purpose-built recycling plant for plastic from electronic waste in Riga, Latvia. In association with their members, Recipo continues to set an example by providing a viable European recycling solution for […]

Cities Across the World are Preparing for Global Recycling Day 2020

Global Recycling Day, taking place on 18th March 2020, has already inspired 24 (and counting) organisations and communities across the globe to organise events and initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and the ways we can turn ‘waste’ into a valuable resource.  From educational talks in schools to beach clean-ups and performances […]