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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Reimagining the Bottle Bill: a new report by Reloop North America

On 15 March 2022, Reloop North America released the new report, Reimagining the Bottle Bill – an alternative to the present recycling system in 5 northeast states in the United States. Implemented, it could fundamentally change our environmental trajectory. How will this happen? Through a modernized Deposit Return System. A modernized DRS is accessible and accountable,…

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Digital Deposit Return Systems – What you need to know

By the end of 2020, over 290 million people worldwide had access to deposit return systems (DRS) for recycling their single-use beverage containers, and that number continues to grow. In fact, in the last two to three years, several countries, states and provinces have announced they too will implement or expand DRS. DRS is the…

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Our Year in Review 2021

The year 2021 has been a busy year for Reloop, with the team publishing the landmark ‘What We Waste’ Report, launching the Reloop dashboard, and sharing expertise and insight at events across the globe! For more news on Reloop products and activities, follow us on social media as we prepare for an even busier 2022.…

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Beyond Recycling: Policy to Achieve Circular Waste Management

Waste collection and recycling services are some of the most essential functions of government to keep cities clean and promote public health. For more than 50 years, local governments have championed efforts to improve the environmental sustainability of waste management services by establishing curbside recycling programs, investing in sorting facilities, capturing methane and other greenhouse gases from landfills and much…

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By the Numbers: A National Beverage Container Program

In the United States, the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act seeks to establish a national beverage con­tainer deposit return system. Modern, com­prehensive deposit systems are proven to be highly effective, equitable, and consis­tently supported by the general public. A properly designed deposit system drives a lower cost of recycling and stronger re­cycling markets.  …

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New white paper: Policy Guidelines for Recycled Content Mandates

Minimum recycled content mandates are a critical policy tool to drive higher recyclable material prices and investment for recycling, address climate change, help stabilise municipal waste budgets, and enable resilient local economies. This white paper, drafted by Director of Reloop North America, Elizabeth Balkan, offers a framework for effective and responsible scoping of recycled content…

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8th European REUSE Conference

On 6 July 2021, Reloop – in association with the European Association of Beverage Wholesalers (CEGROBB), Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthifle e.V.), and Private Breweries Germany (Private Brauereien Deutschland) – will host the 8th European REUSE Conference “Reuse for future: Legislative and practical approaches to truly sustainable packaging.” At the conference, we will present and explore…

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In the media: How Reloop impacts European waste policy and its plans for the U.S.

Wondering who Reloop is, what we’ve been up to, and what some of our plans are moving forward? The article below, shared from Waste360.com, offers a great summary. ———————- 15 June 2021 – Determining what a circular economy should look like, and advancing policy around it, is best done by bringing together environmental groups, government,…

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