Tom Bird new president of BIR

New BIR president Tom Bird
21.05.2019 − 

The members of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) have elected William "Tom" Bird of China's Chiho Environmental Group to be the organisation's new president. The vote took place today during the BIR's general assembly, held as part of its spring convention which runs until Wednesday in Singapore. Mr Bird succeeds Ranjit Singh Baxi, who held the office for four years, the maximum allowed under the BIR's articles.

The new president was previously BIR treasurer and a member of the organisation's executive committee for three years, and before that held a variety of other offices within BIR. Mr Bird was also president of the European Ferrous Recovery and Recycling Federation (EFR), now a branch of the umbrella group EuRIC.

Tom Bird has been active in the recycling industry for more than 30 years. After starting out in the family business, The Bird Group, he went on to serve in senior positions in companies such as Liberty Metal Recycling, Van Dalen, and Sims Metal Management, according to the BIR.

"BIR is long established as the sole truly international recycling federation,” said Mr Bird. “I am honoured to be serving its more than 750 member companies and national recycling federations in the coming years.”



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