Organisations sign declaration to raise awareness of recycling


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.”  

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