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BMRA supports move to celebrate the pandemic’s #RecyclingHeroes

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) is pleased to support the Global Recycling Foundation’s search for #RecyclingHeroes in celebration of Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2021.


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Global Recycling Day will once again shine a spotlight on #RecyclingHeroes from around the world while celebrating the fact that recycling was recognised as an essential industry throughout the pandemic.

#RecyclingHeroes aims to recognise both known and unknown heroes across the world. Heroes can be individuals or businesses, members of the public or world leaders, councils or communities in villages, towns and cities.

All those entered will have a chance to win one of the 10 $500 USD prizes on offer and the prospect of being showcased in the run-up to Global Recycling Day on its social media channels.

James Kelly, CEO of the BMRA, said:

“Throughout this pandemic, recycling heroes have kept the waste industry moving while achieving real environmental gains. From individuals who go above and beyond to ensure discarded metals are recycled to Government ministers who agreed that we are an essential industry, all should be celebrated.

I am pleased to support Global Recycling Day and its ambitions to recognise, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving primary resources and promoting the greater use of secondary resource such as scrap metal.”

To nominate your #RecyclingHeroes, visit Alternatively, for further information, contact the Global Recycling Foundation:

For further information, contact Antonia Grey on 01480 455249 or email her at

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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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