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Indian-origin businessman elected head of global firm

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A leading Indian-origin entrepreneur Ranjit Singh Baxi, has been elected as president for a Brussels based recycling association ,“Bureau of International Recycling”(BIR).  He is the chairman of J & H Sales (International) ltd. ,will serve a two year term as president . The election was held at the association’s World Convention & Exhibition in Dubai on 19th May 2015.

In his acceptance speech , Mr Baxi, who succeeded Bjorn Grufman, a Swede, noted that the precursor of climate change is the reduction of carbon emissions. He also referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative called “Swatch Bharat”, a campaign which would help to reduce waste and promote recycling. He emphasised that recyclables must be provided with free passage globally by reducing Trade Barriers and minimum legislative controls.



  • Founded in 1948, BIR was the first federation to support the interests of the recycling industry on an international scale. It is a global recycling industry, headquartered in Brussels.
  • Its associates represents more than 700 companies from the private sector and 40 national trade federations from 70 different countries, including India.It is a non-profit organisation under Belgian law.
  • This global organization facilitates free and fair trade of recyclables in a sustainable and competitive world economy.Its work is structured accordingly which includes ; Non-Ferrous Metals, Ferrous Metals, Paper, Textiles ,Stainless Steel and Special Alloys, Plastics, tyres.