Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)

Bureau International du Recyclage

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History

29 June 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.

Aims

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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Knowledge management/information dissemination; events/meetings.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 69 countries
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UIA Org ID

C2403

Last News Received

2015
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