BIR to organize first ever Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2018
LONDON (Scrap Register): Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) world body is planning to organize the first ever world recycling day on 18 March 2018, along with the 70th anniversary of BIR formation.
BIR is organizing the world recycling day in order to convey the message to the public, governments and policy-makers about the advantages of recycling in creating a clean and sustainable environment for the future.
“We want to use this day to promote action on recycling around the world. Our members, who rank amongst the most prestigious recycling companies in the industry, want to take ownership of this powerful initiative. We were the first global trade body to be created and therefore our 70th anniversary is a fitting date for such an important event, said Ranjit Baxi, President of the Bureau of International Recycling.
“We want people to think ‘resource’, not ‘waste’. There are 7 billion people on this earth, and if we can just get 10% of these people to make one positive recycling change on Global Recycling Day, it will have a massive impact,” Baxi added.
He also noted “There are 6 major natural resources: water, air, coal, oil, natural gas and minerals,”, “The 18th of March 2018 will be the very first Global Recycling Day.”