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Francisco Donoso, pictured second from right at a 2019 BIR conference.
Photo by Recycling Today staff.

BIR Paper Division has new president

Veteran board member Francisco Donoso accepts president’s role.

November 11, 2021

The board of the Paper Division of the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has appointed Francisco Donoso as its new divisional president.

Donoso is Managing Director at ALBA Servicios Verdes (Spain) and is described by the association as a long-standing member of BIR, having been active on the Paper divisional board since 2008. He also is a vice president of the Spanish BIR member association Repacar and board member of the Union de Empresas de Recuperacion in Spain.

Donoso’s appointment was recommended to the divisional board by its Nominating Committee. In his capacity as Paper Division president, Donoso also becomes a member of the BIR Executive Committee and will serve as a vice president of the organization.

“Francisco has not only a deep knowledge of the paper recycling industry but also of the important associative work provided by BIR’s Paper Division,” says BIR President Tom Bird. “I am sure that under his leadership, the Division will grow and diversify in order to reflect the global importance of the recovered paper industry. I am very much looking forward to working with him within the BIR Executive Committee.”

Bird also credits Jean-Luc Petithuguenin of France-based Paprec Recyclage for his prior service as president of the BIR Paper Division during his two terms and for his “continuous support to BIR in the past difficult period.”