The International Confederation of Container Reconditioners (ICCR) is a world-wide group representing private container reconditioning companies. ICCR is governed by the three principle trade associations representing Japan, Europe and North America. ICCR membership also includes reconditioning firms represented by the South African Industrial Containers Reconditioner’s Association and the Chinese company Taichang LiFeng Packaging Container Recycling Co., Ltd.
The history of ICCR can be traced by to early meetings involving the leaders of the JDRA, SERRED and RIPA, more than 30 years ago. The Japan Barrels and Drums Reconditioning Industry Association hosted a meeting in Kyoto in the fall of 1970, which was a rousing success. Not long thereafter, the three organizations agreed to organize the International Confederation of Drum Reconditioner, which years later took its current title, International Confederation of Container Reconditioners. ICCR holds a global meeting every three years, which is hosted by one of the three founding organizations.
ICCR provides a coordinated effort on international regulatory, legislative and standards issues. The group holds observer status at the UN Sub-Committee on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, the International Maritime Organization and the International Civil Aviation Organization. ICCR plays an active role in standards development, and its members participate in national, regional, and international standards organizations.