The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is aggressively lobbying governments, shipping lines, and port authorities to waive the costs and fees associated with containers stuck in ports because of global shutdowns.

 

BIR is additionally proposing “green lanes” that would move traded goods, including recyclables, rapidly.

 

Noting the widespread shutdowns, BIR said that essential goods have been impeded from reaching their final destinations. Due to recycling’s classification as an essential industry, BIR is calling on governments to ease some of their restrictions, especially those pertaining to inaccessible seaports because of the impact they have on BIR members and on the recycling industry.

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