Metal recyclers gather at BMR event

Metal recyclers gather at BMR event

Middle East association hosted its fifth annual conference Feb. 19-20.

February 26, 2016
RTGE Staff

Members of the Bureau of Middle East Recycling (BMR) and other recyclers and traders who do business in the region, gathered Feb. 19-20, 2016, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for the BMR’s annual conference.

The Fifth BMR International Conference was held at the Atlantis, The Palm hotel and resort, and attracted more than 450 delegates, according to BMR President Salam Al-Sharif, who also is chairman of the UAE-based Sharif Group.

Sharif says the 2016 BMR event offered a “balanced program that featured regional and international industry leaders who shared their remarkable insights [via] presentations and stimulating speeches tackling the most recent developments in the context of global markets, trade constraints [and other] issues the industry is facing."

Representatives from numerous trade groups were in attendance, says Sharif, including the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), the Metal Recycling Association of India (MRAI), the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association Recycling Metal Branch (CMRA) and the Romanian Recyclers Association. Also attending were representatives of the UAE Environment and Water Ministry and UAE-based recycling firms Bee’ah and Emirates Environment Group.

Sharif says the assembled delegates heard a message emphasizing in part that “recycling is a green way to curb pollution and helps in the alarming issue of global warming.”