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bureau of international recycling. www.bir.org. International Dialogue on Environmentally Sound Management of E-Waste San Salvador May 7-8 , 2012. The world federation of recycling industries. Almost 900 companies and national federations In 70 countries worldwide.

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bureau of international recycling

bureau of international recycling

www.bir.org

International Dialogue on Environmentally Sound Management of E-Waste

San Salvador May 7-8 , 2012

the world federation of recycling industries
The world federation of recycling industries
  • Almost 900 companies and national federations
  • In 70 countries worldwide
who are bir members
Who are BIR members ?
  • National trade federations from the recycling sector
  • Commercial companies from the recycling sector i.e.
      • collectors, processors, merchants and traders
      • consumers
      • machine and equipment manufacturers
  • Other bodies and individuals with an interest in international recycling
bir history and scope
BIR history and scope

Created in 1948

International non-profit making trade association

Main objectives:

Promotion of materials’ recycling and recyclability

Facilitation of free and fair trade in recyclables and secondary raw materials

Promote protection of the environment

Source information for members and industry worldwide

Representation of the recycling sector at world level

Facilitate information to / from decision-and-opinion-makers

a diversified commodity structure
A diversified commodity structure

4 Commodity Divisions:

Ferrous metals

Non-ferrous metals

Paper

Textiles

a diversified commodity structure1
A diversified commodity structure

3 Commodity Committees:

Stainless steel & special alloys

Plastics

Tyres

Workshops:

Recycling Circuit Boards from Electrical & Electronic Equipment

bir rome convention workshop 30 may 2012
BIR Rome ConventionWORKSHOP 30 May 2012

Recycling Circuit Boards from Electrical & Electronic Equipment

International trade rules helping or hindering recycling?

Qualities of circuit boards for recycling?

Quantities of circuit boards for recycling?

Moving circuit boards entering the informal sector to ESM facilities

Deriving more value from circuit board content … critical metals & economic instruments?

epr esm
EPR & ESM

Business & Industry Advisory Committee to OECD

  • WGWMP – WGWPR – WPRPW … EPR … ESM

WFD … WSR … Priority Waste Streams EPR

Technical input to listings

Technical input to TGDs

ESM

TBM

MPPI & PACE

key figures of the world recycling industry
key figures of the world recycling industry
  • More than 1.6 million employees worldwide
  • 800 million tonnes of commodities processed per year
  • Turnover exceeding 200 billion US dollars
key figures of the world recycling industry4
key figures of the world recycling industry
  • Secondary raw materials account for up to 50% of the world’s raw material needs
  • Recycling iron and steel saves:
      • 74% of energy
      • 86% of air pollution associated with primary production
key figures of the world recycling industry6
key figures of the world recyclinG industry
  • Recycling saves
  • over 500 million tonnes of CO2 emissions !
bir offers its members
BIR offers its members
  • Business membership directory referencing all major operators worldwide
  • Business generating opportunities
  • International networking
  • Information on international trade and environmental legislation
  • Professional expertise, arbitration service
bir offers its members1
BIR offers its members
  • Two international recycling conventions per year !
    • interactive discussion forums on legal, technical and market issues
    • attendance: 800 – 1,200 delegates
    • access to state-of-the-art recycling technology