Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) – a technical coalition of global companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector – has published a Context-Based Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling. According to the US-based BIER, the guide “is designed to be relevant to any facility, in any industry, in any […]

Coronavirus Update: BIR Calls on Governments to Recognize Recycling Industries as Essential Activities

The Bureau of International Recycling is the global federation of recycling industries and represents directly or indirectly over 30.000 recyclers in more than 70 countries around the world, including 36 National Associations. BIR Member Companies collect, sort and process recyclables such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals including stainless steel/alloys, paper, textiles, plastics, e-scrap and rubber/tyres. […]

Joint Venture in China

Danish Bjørn Thorsen A/S group and Chinese Chongqing Tech­xanadu Industrial Co., Ltd. have launched a new joint venture, the company Nordic Grafting & Compound Solutions Co., Ltd. (NGCS), located in Chongquing (China). Based on licensing agreements with its European founding partners, NGCS will be scoped to produce advanced specialty compounds and compatibilizers (which can be […]

Coronavirus Update: European Commission Publishes Guidance Document

The European Commission has published its guidance on Shipments of Waste in the EU in the context of the Coronavirus crisis. The Commission recognises that companies dealing with waste are providing an essential service to society to protect health and the environment and to keep the circular economy moving. The Commission guides Member State Competent […]

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 […]