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BIR appoints new chairman of E-Scrap Committee

BIR appoints new chairman of E-Scrap Committee

BIR President Tom Bird has appointed Dr Helmut Kolba of Remondis Electrorecycling GmbH as new chairman of the organisation’s E-Scrap Committee.

Dr Kolba is Managing Director of Remondis Electrorecycling GmbH, which he joined in 2010. He also worked for Sony Austria as Managing Director as well as for UFH, Austria’s largest compliance scheme for WEEE. During his time with UFH he also served as chairman of the WEEE Forum. Dr Kolba is a trained lawyer and started his professional career working for insurance groups Allianz and UNIQA.

REMONDIS is one of the world’s largest recycling, service and water companies. With over 30,000 employees and around 900 business locations on 4 continents, the group serves more than 30 million people and many thousands of companies.

“I am very happy that Dr Kolba has accepted the position within our E-Scrap Committee, and I am confident that he will bring a fresh vision and new initiatives to this important group of industry experts”, comments Tom Bird. He also extends his heartfelt thanks to outgoing chairman Thomas Papageorgiou, who will stay as an active member on the E-Scrap Committee, for his many years of dedication and wished him best of luck for his future.

More about BIR

BIR is the international trade association of the recycling industries. Around 70 countries are represented through their national trade associations and individual companies, which are involved in recycling. BIR comprises four commodity divisions: iron & steel, non-ferrous metals, paper and textiles, and has four commodity committees dealing with stainless steel & special alloys, plastics, tyres & rubber and E-scrap. BIR’s primary goal is to promote recycling and recyclability, thereby conserving natural resources, protecting the environment and facilitating free trade of secondary raw materials.


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