Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)

Tweet this page
How to read and use this data card.

Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2020 - 01/12/2020

Lobbyists declared: 0.25 FTE (1)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 0

Meetings with European Commission: 0

Lobbying costs over the years:


Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

153973318978-42 (First registered: 28 Sep 2015)

Goals / Remit

Founded in 1948, BIR was the first federation to support the interests of the recycling industry on an international scale. Today, BIR represents over 750 member companies from the private sector and 36 national associations in more than 70 countries. Together, these members form the largest international recycling federation.

The Bureau of International Recycling promotes materials recycling and facilitates free and fair trade of recyclables in a sustainable and competitive world economy.

Other key goals of BIR and its members are:

- To speak as one voice representing the international recycling industries globally;
- To raise public awareness of their economic and environmental contributions such as the reduction of energy consumption and of greenhouse emissions;
- To promote free trade, the environmentally sound management of resources and the use of recycled materials worldwide;
- To encourage manufacturers to design products with a better understanding of the po (...)


Trade Legislation Environment Legislation Waste Framework Directive Waste Shipment Regulation Industrial Emissions Directive Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive WEEE Directive ELV Directive Batteries & Accumulator Directive REACh Radiation Safety (EURATOM)


Head office:
Av. Franklin Roosevelt 24
Brussels B-1050

Tel: 32 26275770