Umweltakademie Fresenius

Trainings on all aspects of corporate environmental protection.

For more than 25 years, the Umweltakademie Fresenius has been organizing conferences and trainings on all aspects of corporate environmental protection. We offer regular events at which you can obtain the legally required certificate of further education. Such certificate provides our

15. Jahrestagung “Abfallrecht 2023 in der Praxis“.

The annual meeting for the industry and decision-makers in waste management on 17 and 18 November 2022 in the hotel „Novotel Düsseldorf City West“.

You won’t miss anything: all the speakers are experts in their field and report on current practical challenges and future innovations. With an exciting programme and evening event, we ensure that you can make and deepen contacts at the same time.


Bureau of Middle East Recycling (BMR), was formed as a non-profit oriented, non-religious, non-political organization to mainly represent all the suppliers/traders of Middle East Recycling Industry and to bring them under one banner and platform with the unified thoughts of promoting the Recycling Business of Middle East, protecting the environment and sharing information about recycling and to understand the new challenges and support the Recycling industry.

Bureau of Middle East Recycling (BMR) has become a distinguished organization Globally in the betterment of Metal Traders, Indenters, Recyclers/processors, Machinery Manufacturers and related in the Middle East and Worldwide. We have 200 and above registered companies, more than 750 delegates from all over the globe.

Resourcify GmbH

Resourcify is on a mission to enable a zero-waste future.

Through the digitisation of daily operations, our recycling platform enables all businesses to manage, track and improve their recycling while having less administration, and saving up to 30% of the costs compared to conventional waste management. Thousands of leading companies – including Hornbach Baumarkt AG, Syntegon Packaging Technology and UK Bonn – use our award-winning recycling platform daily and rely on our approach to sustainability as a best practice to improve their recycling processes and reduce waste.

bifa Umweltinstitut GmbH

Based on extensive experience regarding technical, ecological and economic issues, we work on special tasks and analyze complex value chains. We support companies with our expertise and provide independent decision-making guidelines for associations and political actors at the municipal, state or federal level.

Our expertise: process engineering and material flows, biological process engineering and analytics, energy systems and energy technology, social sciences and environmental psychology, ecological balancing and systems analysis.

Our topics: Climate protection and climate impacts, sustainable electricity and heat supply, municipal waste and circular economy, pollutants, hygiene, risk management, sustainable production and services.

INGEDE – Research for Paper Recycling

As an association of leading European paper manufacturers, the International Research Association for Deinking Technology (INGEDE) was founded in 1989.

INGEDE’s mission is to foster light-colored waste paper recycling (newspapers and magazines) into new graphic paper and sanitary paper and improve the framework conditions for the increased use of waste paper. Still, the mixed waste paper collected in the Blue Bin has to be sorted into separately recyclable types to keep the white fibers in the cycle. White packaging is a potential raw material for new, light-colored papers.

GLOBAL RECYCLING – The Magazine for Business Opportunities & International Markets

The English-speaking GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine is dedicated to business opportunities in the recycling industry and informs the readership about the international recycling market.

Thus, the magazine focuses on editorial coverage from the areas of international waste management, circular economy, and recycling industry. Nevertheless, the magazine does not disregard other topics such as waste paper, plastics as well as scrap and metal recycling. Additionally, every issue presents recycling processes, methods, and machinery.

Another of the magazine’s aims is to give more people access to these topics. Therefore, we attach great importance to distributing our publication at numerous international fairs, congresses, and conferences.

Apart from the visitors of these fairs, the readership of GLOBAL RECYCLING is made up of business owners, heads of departments, consultants, public authorities, and municipalities. These readers especially appreciate the various topics, which are touched upon in every issue by us.

WFZruhr – Wirtschaftsförderungszentrum Ruhr für Entsorgungs- und Verwertungstechnik e.V.

WFZruhr – founded in 2005 and based in Lünen’s Technology Center – is a voluntary initiative for municipal and private companies of waste management, recycling and environmental economy in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The organization’s key concerns are high-level networking, preparation of research and development topics, and further education. Moreover, WFZruhr organizes specialist events on a regular basis, workshops, and exhibitions focusing on current topics of the entire recycling, environmental and logistics industry.

Currently, 120 member companies are part of WFZruhr; the members are leading companies in the technological field and represent the entire recycling industry:
• Gathering and collecting waste/residual materials,
• Sorting and preparation,
• Production of secondary raw materials and energy sources,
• Energetic and biological recycling,
• Industrial processing of recovered materials into base materials and products,
• Thermal disposal and final storage,
• Plant and equipment construction and
• Accompanying services (logistics, IT, qualification, consultancy, advisory, expert services, expert opinions).

WFZruhr informs about the latest trends when it comes to a circular economy, takes a stand and brings companies together.

BDSV – Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Stahlrecycling- und Entsorgungsunternehmen e.V.

The Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Stahlrecycling- und Entsorgungsunternehmen e. V. (BDSV) represents the interests of German companies and companies operating in Germany active in the fields of steel recycling and other disposal services.

With over 650 members, companies BDSV is the largest steel recycling association in Europe.

The association’s objectives focus on the economic and ecological framework conditions of the recycling industry. BDSV stands for the preservation of the environment and the conservation of raw material reserves. However, ecological goals have to be integrated into an economically realistic and competitive environment.

President: Andreas Schwenter | Managing Director: Thomas Junker

VDM – Verband Deutscher Metallhändler e.V.

VDM has been representing the interests of the non-ferrous metal wholesale and the non-ferrous metal recycling industry since 1908. That includes new metals, scrap metals, and special metals.

VDM has more than 230 members from about 700 companies and, therefore, the organization covers about 90 percent of the metal market in Germany and Austria. Besides, the organization’s members also represent numerous companies from other European countries. Members are coming from metallurgical plants and smelters or are traders, recyclers, brokers working for the London Metal Exchange (LME), and other specialists from the metal industry.

VDM members generate an annual sale of 39 billion euros, are working with around 20 million tons of metals, and employ about 29,000 people. President: Petra Zieringer | Managing Director: Ralf Schmitz

VBS – Verband der Bayerischen Entsorgungsunternehmen e.V.

VBS – „Verband der Bayerischen Entsorgungsunternehmen” has been representing the medium-sized private waste disposal industry in Bavaria since its foundation in 1973. The association represents numerous member companies from all regions of Bavaria. VBS stands for environmentally friendly and public waste management and the sustainable conservation of valuable resources.

The experts from the board and different departments are regularly discussing current industry topics and try to promote innovative solutions.

The association cooperates closely with other organizations and federations and is an active member of BDE – “Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e. V.” and of vbw – “Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft”.

VBS is committed to

  • legal norms and lending criteria that guarantee a high level of technical, environmental and economic level
  • fair competition between all players in the industry and free competition within the EU borders
  • the uniform taxation of private and municipal companies
  • the integration of the waste disposal and raw materials industry into a market economy environment – as an independent economic sector

Furthermore, apart from functioning as a mouthpiece and stakeholder for their members, VBS is a service provider and offers in cooperation with BDE an enormous range of services.