China Scrap Plastics Association Joins BIR

China Scrap Plastics Association Joins BIR

Association seeks to develop a Plastics Division.

August 22, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

Following its recent spring conference in Shanghai, The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), Brussels, has announced that the China Scrap Plastics Association (CSPA) has decided to become a member of BIR. According to the BIR, the addition of the CSPA will help the BIR develop its Plastics Committee into a Plastics Division.

In a press release, the BIR notes that in order to become a division, a commodity committee needs to be supported by a certain number of companies and national associations, which agree to pay membership fees.

BIR reports it hopes that China Scrap Plastics Association’s membership will boost the BIR Plastics Committee and attract other associations and companies from that sector worldwide to the Plastics Division. The release notes that Surendra Borad of Gemini Corp., chairman of the BIR’s Plastics Committee, played a pivotal role in getting the CSPA to join the BIR.

The CSPA, which was founded in 2012 in Hong Kong, consists of 120 member companies that are active in the plastics recycling sector. Combined, member firms have a total import volume of 3 million metric tons.
Steve Wong, with Fukotomi, currently is the executive vice president of the CSPA.