European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste

Today, the European Commission has published its long-awaited revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). This represents a very positive first step towards a Europe-wide circular economy, and could go a long way in reducing plastic pollution, scaling up reuse, and avoiding single-use packaging. In light of this new policy development, Reloop has…

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Coalition letter in support of PPWR

Reloop pulled together a coalition in EU which supports the overall direction and ambition of the Commission´s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation proposal.  We rely on the ordinary legislative process—a democratic process—and urge the European Commission to submit its proposal to the Council and the European Parliament on 30 November as planned so that the…

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Global Deposit Book 2022

Global Deposit Book 2022 Our new report, Global Deposit Book 2022: An Overview of Deposit Return Systems for Single-Use Beverage Containers, provides a comprehensive summary of over 50 deposit systems that are currently in place—as well as those scheduled to be implemented by the end of this year—in Europe, North America, Central America and the Caribbean, Africa,…

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Aotearoa/ New Zealand Consumer Polling – Container Return Scheme. Briefing

Reloop commissioned Kantar/Consumer Link in Aotearoa/New Zealand to undertake consumer research polling regarding the New Zealand Government’s proposal to introduce a beverage container return scheme (CRS). The survey found that New Zealand consumers are overwhelmingly in favor of the Government’s proposal to introduce a CRS for the recycling of beverage containers. Most consumers indicated a preference…

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Target 90: The dual-action approach for a circular Europe

In this new report, Reloop investigates the climate and waste prevention impacts of recovering and recirculating—through closed-loop recycling —the vast majority of single-use drinks containers sold in the EU. And the results of our analysis are compelling: reaching a 90% separate collection for recycling rate for all drinks packaging (aluminium, plastic and glass), which can…

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The next frontier for the circular economy: mixed waste sorting 

Now that the European Union has mandatory separate collection for recyclables and organics, the time has come to go further and sort more European resources from mixed waste; meaning ¨residual¨ waste that gets sent to incinerators and landfills. Mixed waste sorting (or ‘MWS’) has the potential to reduce carbon emissions, create jobs, build European self-sufficiency…

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Reloop launches a quarterly newsletter

Reloop is pleased to announce that from 2022 onwards, the platform will release a fresh newsletter edition every quarter – packed with news, insights, and the latest analysis from Reloop staff based around the world. You can access the very first, March 2022 edition here, and subscribe to future editions so that you receive everything…

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