Creation of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC)

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The European Ferrous Recovery and Recycling Federation (EFR), the European Recovered Paper Association (ERPA) and the European Metal Trade and Recycling Federation (EUROMETREC) are proud to announce the creation of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation “EuRIC”.

This new Brussels-based international association will be the umbrella organisation of recycling industries in Europe. Through its Member Associations, EuRIC represents hundreds of small, medium and large companies involved in the collection, processing, recycling and trade of various streams of recyclable materials. They provide across the European Union several hundred thousand jobs which cannot be outsourced.

Mr Dominique Maguin, the newly elected President of EuRIC and CEO of a recycling company, is a widely respected representative with almost 40 years of experience in the recycling sector during which he held key positions in French and international organisations. For Mr Maguin, “this is an important step forward for the industry as all recycling industries and recyclers deserve a strong voice and a united representation in Brussels. Recyclers are key players of the circular economy. They contribute to a sustainable economic growth and better environmental protection by turning waste into valuable resources while creating employment. We therefore look forward to working closely with the EU institutions as well as with all relevant stakeholders.”

In his tasks, he will be supported by Mrs Alicia Garcia-Franco, Director General of the Spanish Federation of Recovery and Recycling (FER), and Mr Ian Hetherington, Director General of British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA). In addition to the President and the two Vice-Presidents, the Board of EuRIC is composed of Members representing national associations from a variety of EU countries, such as the German Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management (BVSE), the French Federation of Recycling Enterprises (FEDEREC), the Spanish Association of recovered paper and cardboard (REPACAR), the Hungarian National Association of Recyclers (HOE), as well as of recycling companies active in Finland, Denmark and Spain.

National associations and stakeholders represented through EuRIC are present in 17 EU and EFTA countries and account for a substantial share of recycling activities taking place in Europe.

The Secretariat of EuRIC AISBL will be headed by Mr Emmanuel Katrakis.