A global recycling day has been announced as part of a mission to bring attention to issues surrounding packaging waste.
Organised by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), the first Global Recycling Day will be held on 18 March 2018.
The day has been set to mark the role recycling plays in preserving the planet, and aims to focus worldwide attention on the concrete steps needed to help safeguard the earth, according to the BIR.
2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of BIR and the day will help BIR to achieve its goal of greater international recognition of the benefits of recycling.
President of the BIR, Ranjit S Baxi, first announced his desire to launch the day at his inauguration at BIR’s convention in Dubai in 2015.
As an international trade association, BIR has at its disposal a network of national recycling associations and member companies that can help spread this action across the globe.