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BIR names new e-scrap chairman

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has appointed Dr Helmut Kolba of Remondis Electrorecycling as new chairman of its E-Scrap Committee.

Kolba is managing director of Remondis Electrorecycling, which he joined in 2010. He also worked for Sony Austria as managing director as well as for UFH, Austria’s largest compliance scheme for e-scrap. During his time with UFH he also served as chairman of the WEEE Forum.

Remondis is one of the world’s largest recycling, service and water companies. It has over 30 000 employees and around 900 business locations on four continents.

Dr Kolba.

‘I am very happy that Dr Kolba has accepted the position within our E-Scrap Committee, and I am confident that he will bring a fresh vision and new initiatives to this important group of industry experts ‘ comments BIR president Tom Bird.

He also extends his heartfelt thanks to outgoing chairman Thomas Papageorgiou, who will stay as an active member on the E-Scrap Committee, for his many years of dedication and wished him best of luck for his future.

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