Ranjit Baxi, President of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has confirmed that the first ‘Global Recycling Day’ will take place on March 18th 2018. The day also marks the 70th Anniversary of the creation of BIR.
“We want to use this day to promote action on recycling around the world,” said Mr Baxi. “Our members, who rank amongst the most prestigious recycling companies in the industry, want to take ownership of this powerful initiative. 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.
“There are six major natural resources – water, air, coal, oil, natural gas and minerals,” explained Mr Baxi. “We believe that recyclables should be recognized as the seventh most important resource. We want to raise awareness amongst the public regarding this resource and enhance the perception that recycling is about creating a clean and sustainable environment for us and for future generations.”