The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a joint statement to cooperate on recycling issues.
The declaration states that the two organisations will work closely to promote sustainable industrial development by supporting recycling practices and businesses.
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It is intended to raise awareness on:
- The importance of recycling and the recycling sector
- Promoting free trade
- Environmentally sound management
- The recycling of materials and use of those materials globally
- Encouraging manufacturers to design products with a better understanding of the possibilities of recycling.
Both organisations are looking at jointly organising specific events, exchanging information and keeping each other informed on recycling-related activities.
BIR president Ranjit Baxi said: “I am very proud that we have signed this Joint Declaration, which is a big step forward to facilitate cooperation between BIR and the United Nations. I would like to thank UNIDO and their Director General Li for providing this great opportunity of dialogue and common action.”