European Ferrous Recovery and Recycling Branch (EFR)
The European Ferrous Recovery and Recycling Branch (EFR) seeks to study and examine all European regulatory and technical matters which are relevant for the collection, processing, recycling, transport and trade of ferrous metals and alloys. This ensures proper representation of EFR’s members and the ferrous scrap industry towards the EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders e.g., CEN/CENELEC, Basel Convention, etc. EFR members provide expert input on any EU initiatives which are relevant for the recycling and trade of ferrous metals. EFR was created in 1992 from the Liaison Committee for ferrous scrap (COFENAF) within the European Economic Community (EEC), the precursor to the EU, and was incorporated as a EURIC branch in 2016.
“Shredding is the major processing technique for the production of high-quality steel scrap. EuRIC, through EFR, has made decisive contributions to rationalising relevant EU legislation and will continue to support its members against misinterpretations at national level that hinder the establishment of a European Circular Economy.”