of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. - ISRI
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. is the trade association of the scrap processing and recycling industry. Formed in 1987 with the merger of the National Association of Recycling Industries (NARI) and the Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel (ISIS), the primary objective of this association is to bring about a greater awareness of the industry's role in conserving the future through recycling and in increasing recycling by promoting Design for Recycling. Caterpillar is proud to have been a member of this association since its inception.
of International Recycling - BIR (European trade
organization for recycling)
Founded in 1948, the BIR is a non-profit, non-governmental organization financed by annual membership dues paid by its 35 affiliated national sectoral federations and by some 500 member companies which are active in the collection, processing, transportation and recycling of materials which are diverted from the waste stream.
BIR is made up of commodity divisions and committees that are responsible for the management of the organization in close collaboration with the General Secretariat, which is located in Brussels.
Ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, paper and textiles were the four founder commodity divisions of BIR. Since then, BIR has set up a very successful Stainless Steel and Special Alloys Committee, a Plastics Committee and a Tyres Committee. Horizontally the Environment Committee monitors the implications of environmental legislation for the recycling industry throughout the world and helps its members to implement them. The BIR keeps its members informed of all legal, commercial and technical developments in the recycling sector. It maintains close contact with major supranational bodies such as the European Union, the OECD, ICC, UNCTAD, UNEP, Customs Cooperation Council and CEN, and keeps these bodies informed of BIR's achievements in the recycling and environmental sectors.
Annual Convention and Exposition
April 8 - 12, 2003
March 29 - April 4, 2004
May 13 - 17, 2003