The European Commission’s Circular Economy Package and Plastic Strategy has driven increases in recycling targets for packaging under the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 2018/852 (PPWD), as well specific requirements for PET bottles under the Single Use Plastic Directive (90% collected by 2029). France is exploring ways of reaching these targets, one of which is…

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On 2 July 2019, the European Commission’s Single-Use Plastics Directive (hereinafter “SUPD”) on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment entered into force. The SUPD tackles the 10 most commonly found single-use plastic items and fishing gear, which together account for approximately 70% of all marine litter found on European…

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On December 10th, Reloop’s Clarissa Morawski was in Paris to participate in a panel discussion on the subject of deposit return for packaging. Below is a recording of the debate, which was hosted by Actu-Environnement and moderated by Florence Roussel. 

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by Robert Kelman (Director Reloop Pacific) The advance of container refund initiatives across Australia is resulting in reduced litter and increased recycling of drinks containers. But will container deposit schemes achieve their legislated targets and desired ‘best practice’? Not as far as I can see. The NSW government estimated a 32% recycling rate for drink…

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Here we are at the end of another year. 2019 was a busy one for Reloop, full of milestones, growth, and excitement. From introducing our Reusable Packaging Platform (RPP) in the Spring to influencing some of the legal text in the EU’s Single Use Plastics Directive and organising the first ever Conference on Best in…

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Next Thursday, December 5th, the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) will be hosting a webinar from 10:30am-12pm (Pacific) on European Packaging EPR. The webinar will feature the different Packaging EPR Programs in Europe. Clarissa Morawski, Managing Director of Reloop Platform will present an overview of the different programs and how they are structured. Victor Bell, US…

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The results are now in for the 2019 #GreatBritishBeachClean. With a 36% increase in drinks containers found and 38 drinks containers found per 100m of beach, the data shows an urgent need for an ‘all-inclusive’ deposit return system (DRS) which is consistent with other DRS across the UK and which includes glass and plastic bottles…

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On 22 November 2019, Reloop Platform and the European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) jointly organized the first Conference on Best in Class Deposit Return Systems for Single Use Beverage Packaging. The conference is timely and is a response to the new EU Single Use Plastic Directive (SUPD), which, among other things, requires Member States…

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