BIR Gives Papyrus Award to Nine Dragons Paper Founder

Cheung Yan is chair of world's largest recovered fiber-based paper company.

May 29, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Legislation & Regulations Personnel

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has awarded its annual Papyrus Award to Ms. Cheung Yan, chairwoman and founder of China’s Nine Dragons Paper Group, the world’s largest recovered paper-based paper manufacturer. She was honored at the BIR’s keynote session during the association’s spring convention in Shanghai on May 28.

BIR’s Papyrus Award recognized Yan’s service to the recycling industry, her achievement of substantial growth in recovered fiber consumption and her leadership in social, quality and environmental management.

In giving the award to Yan, the BIR noted that she is one of the most influential businesspeople in China. She was named “Entrepreneur of the Year in China” by Ernst & Young and received the ”China Chamber of Commerce Contribution Award” and the “China Charity Award” by the PRC’s Ministry of Civil Affairs. 

In addition to founding Nine Dragons Group, Yan also is a founder of America Chung Nam Inc., a Los Angeles-based exporter of recovered fiber.

Ranjit Baxi, president of the BIR Paper Division, says, “It is a great honor for BIR that Ms. Yan has accepted our invitation. Her leading role in the recognition of our sector’s massive environmental and social contribution, not least in terms of conserving resources and creating jobs, cannot be stressed enough.”