FER awards BIR the Madre Tierra Award for its commitment and defense of the environment and recycling, and Andrés Olmedo the Una Vida Dedicada a la Recuperación Award for his outstanding career in the sector since he founded Reciclajes Olmedo in 1972.
Marbella, June 9, 2023. Last night the traditional gala dinner of the National Recovery and Recycling Congress took place, during which the “A Life Dedicated to Recovery” and “Mother Earth” awards were presented. The highest distinctions awarded by the Spanish Recovery and Recycling Federation (FER) to those people and companies whose career deserves recognition for their work in the sector and their defense of sustainable development.
In this twentieth edition, the Mother Earth Award has gone to the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR). The award was collected by Susie Burrage, recently appointed president and the first woman to hold the position in BIR’s 75-year history, and by Arnaud Brunet, its CEO.
Alicia García-Franco, general director of FER, said:
“We grant our Mother Earth Award to BIR to highlight its firm commitment and defense of the environment and recycling, as well as its important contribution to the dissemination of environmental values throughout society.”
Susie Burrage said:
“I am delighted to receive this award as one of my first official acts as BIR President,” Burrage continued: “I am passionate about the links between recycling and the environment, and our industry’s commitment to sustainability – in fact, she was instrumental in my campaign to become BIR President – we need to tell the world, the way more explicitly and loudly, how fundamental the international recycling industry is to the circular economy and the long-term health of our planet.
Awards like this not only support the work we are all doing, but push us to greater heights, so on behalf of everyone at BIR, I wholeheartedly thank FER for this incredible recognition.”
Lastly, the A Life Dedicated to Recovery Award has been awarded to Andrés Olmedo, founder of Reciclajes Olmedo, a family business founded in 1972 that is currently run by its third generation. The company, located in the town of Campanillas in Málaga, “has been characterized by continuously evolving to achieve the satisfaction of its customers and suppliers”, highlighted FER. “It has humble beginnings, and today it has the appropriate facilities, logistics and technology to offer a quality service for the recycling of scrap metal, metals and end-of-life vehicle batteries.”
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