Recovered fiber trader writes book

Long-time BIR officer Ranjit Baxi of J&H Sales has authored a book on recycling’s global reach.

May 21, 2014
RTGE Staff
Legislation & Regulations

Recovered fiber trader Ranjit Baxi of London-based J&H Sales International will soon have a book available from a United Kingdom-based publisher. In addition to being a fiber trader, Baxi is a long-time officer of the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and its Paper Division.

Scotland-based Whittles Publishing says it will “shortly be publishing Recycling our Future by Ranjit S. Baxi.” According to the publishing firm, the book “is about the forces and drivers that impact upon the recycling business—it is about the practicalities.”

A news release issued by Whittles Publishing says Recycling our Future also “provides some interesting or shocking facts and figures,” including:

  • In 2004, 55 billion aluminum cans were buried in landfill, littered or incinerated, which is 9 billion more than were wasted in 2000. This is enough cans to file the Empire State Building 20 times.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a 100-watt bulb for almost four hours.
  • Recycling 1 metric ton of paper saves 24  to 31 trees, 4000 kilowatt hours of energy, 1.7 barrels (270 liters) of oil, 10.2 million Btu of energy, 26,000 liters of water and 3.5 cubic meters of landfill space. 
  • More than 80 percent of items buried in a landfill could be recycled.

Those seeking more information about the book can visit