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Baxi: ‘International Day of Recycling’ targeted for 2017

Global – The first-ever International Day of Recycling will be held in 2017 – at least, that’s the ambition of Ranjit Baxi, president of the BIR world recycling organisation. At the body’s latest gathering in the Czech capital Prague last week, Baxi told Recycling International that he would do his utmost to help get such an event off the ground.

BIR should be playing ‘a much more important role’ in spreading the good news about recycling, according to Baxi. In order to help convey this message, BIR has recently established a special committee which is to focus especially on innovative and inspiring new initiatives, including the introduction of an International Day of Recycling.

There were already regional and national initiatives of this kind and Baxi suggested BIR could well bring these under one umbrella. ‘We really need a global day for recycling and we should claim our leading position in this as a whole industry,’ Baxi emphasised.


A full BIR report will be included in Recycling International’s upcoming November issue.

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