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5 September 2018

BIR calls for official recognition of Global Recycling Day  

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today stepped up their efforts to have Global Recycling Day recognised as an official United Nations day. [caption id="...




8 February 2017

Textile recyclers in appeal over East Africa trade


A delegation from the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has travelled to Nairobi to meet trade advisors from the World Bank, to discuss the future of the trade in used textiles to East Africa. The group included BIR ...

24 January 2017

MEPs back 70% recycling target


The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted in favour of proposed amendments to the EU Circular Economy Package supporting an increase of the recycling target up to 70% by 2030. Amendments tabled by the Italian MEP...

17 January 2017

EU food waste action ‘fragmented,’ auditors claim


Action to reduce food waste within the European Union remains ‘fragmented and intermittent,’ a report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has claimed. According to the ECA report published today (17 January), which ...

3 January 2017

Circular Economy plan high on EU’s 2017 priorities


The European Commission has outlined its policy priorities for 2017 – with implementation of the action plan on the Circular Economy among the top policy areas highlighted. The Commission’s

23 November 2016

CIWM to fund waste guidance for ‘low-income’ nations


The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is to fund the development of a guidance document on reuse and recycling technologies for use in low and middle-income countries. The document will be delivered by the charity ...

16 November 2016

Recycling rates in Europe continue to rise, EEA claims


European countries are improving their diversion of household waste from landfill, a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment has suggested. In particular, the move ...

16 November 2016

Obama calls for ‘renewed commitment’ to recycling


Outgoing President of the United States of America Barack Obama has outlined his vision for recycling in the country – which has plateaued at around 34%. Issuing a proclamation on ‘America Recycles Day’ – the country’s ...

23 August 2016

CCIC joins Recycling Association to push export quality


Pre-shipment accreditation body China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC) has joined the Recycling Association – calling for closer ties between the recycling industry and end users of material in the Far East. CCIC – ...

5 August 2016

Gate fees and exchange rate ‘putting pressure’ on RDF exports


Movement in exchange rates and rising gate fees for the treatment of refuse derived fuel (RDF) may be putting UK-based exporters of the material under financial pressure, senior industry figures have warned. And, a continued ...