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08 May 2024

SRR 2024 to host the 21st FER National Congress on Recovery and Recycling

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From 19 to 20 June 2024, at IFEMA MADRID

Spain's biggest annual recycling event to coincide with SRR to turn Madrid into the capital of sustainability

The countdown is on for the 21st National Congress on Recovery and Recycling, to be organised by the Spanish Federation of Recovery and Recycling, FER 2024, from 19 to 20 June, coinciding with the eighth edition of the International Recovery and Recycling Trade Fair, SRR 2024. With three months to go, the Congress has already confirmed 4 main sponsors, 409 partner companies and 10 media partners.

The central subjects of the event will include the most pressing issues today, such as generational change in family businesses; talent management in times of uncertainty; the recycling of the future (digitalisation, automation, inter-company mergers and other features of the 5.0 company), and the instability of the markets: weakness or opportunity? with the participation of journalist Mercedes Martín as moderator.

In addition, the Congress will host the traditional gala dinner, at which the 'Lifetime Dedication to Recovery' and 'Mother Earth' awards will be presented, the highest distinctions with which FER recognises those companies and individuals whose track record in the sector or in defence of the environment has made them deserving of such distinguished awards.

The second day of the Congress will include a visit to the stands and participation in the FER General Assembly, which will bring to a close the largest annual recycling event in Spain.

The International Recovery and Recycling Trade Fair, SRR 2024, will be held within the framework of the 5th FORUM OF SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES, FSMS 2024, together with the 21st International Urban Planning and Environment Trade Fair, TECMA 2024, and the 6th MADRID CITIES FORUM, from 18 to 20 June, at IFEMA MADRID.

About FER

The Spanish Federation of Recovery and Recycling was created in 1982 with the aim of bringing together and defending the interests of companies recycling waste in the different economic, social and environmental fields. FER currently has more than 300 members and represents more than 500 waste management facilities (ferrous and non-ferrous metals, electrical and electronic equipment, end-of-life tyres, end-of-life vehicles, packaging and wood, among others). The federation represents 90% of the volume of the ferrous and non-ferrous metal recovery sector, as well as 60% of the end-of-life tyre recyclers. FER also includes 80% of the waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) treaters and 100% of the metal shredding industry in Spain. The recycling sector currently creates 30,000 direct jobs and 105,000 indirect jobs in Spain.

FER is a corporate member of the Spanish Association for Standardisation (UNE); member of CEOE (Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations); member and board member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CEPYME); member of the Spanish Association for the Environmental Treatment of End-of-Life Vehicles (SIGRAUTO), of the Spanish Federation of Recycling and Environment (FERMA); of the Spanish Confederation of Metal Business Organisations (CONFEMETAL) and the Spanish Packaging Technology Platform (Packnet).

Internationally, it is a member of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), and is part of its International Environment Council, and of the European Confederation of Recycling Industries (EuRIC) and its plastics division (EPRB), textile division (EuRIC Textiles), tyre (EuRIC MTR), ferrous metals (EFR), non-ferrous metals (EUROMETREC) and construction and demolition divisions (EuRIC_ECDB). 

It also works with associations of recyclers of other materials such as paper and cardboard, wood, plastics and glass, with which it has created the Recovery Forum


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