On April 27, 2020, the Reloop Platform organized a webinar to present best practices from around the world in the implementation of national circular economy models for beverage containers. Sweden’s deposit system is the oldest European scheme for one-way beverage packaging and has not only contributed to high collection rates and high quality recycling but…

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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 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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On Friday, November 22nd, Reloop Platform in cooperation with the European Federation of Bottled Waters is organizing a conference on Best in Class Deposit Return Systems for Single Use Beverage Packaging. The conference will take place in Brussels at the European Committee of the Regions and will bring together government representatives, system operators, experts, technology…

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Istanbul, Turkey • October 2019 The Turkish Government confirmed in early 2019 that it will introduce deposits on beverage containers by 2021 as part of its zero waste initiative and efforts to protect Turkey’s 8,000km of coastline. The DRS is intended to reduce litter on both land and sea, by charging a refundable deposit on…

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A new report by Reloop, produced in partnership with Eunomia Research & Consulting, outlines how the introduction of a deposit return system (DRS) would increase recycling rates and reduce litter in Ontario, Canada. The report, Better Together: How a Deposit Return System will Complement Ontario’s Blue Box Program and Enhance the Circular Economy, also identifies how harmonization with…

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This year’s annual PETCORE Europe Conference, titled “EU Plastics Strategy 2.0 – Taking the PET industry to the next step” took place on February 6-7, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The first day of the 2019 conference was dedicated to the perspectives and strategy of the PET value chain, and included a presentation by Reloop’s Managing…

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Renewed interest in deposit return systems (DRS) has been growing, especially in the European Union with the recent publication by the European Commission of new waste legislation and even more recently the European Parliament and European Council agreement on the proposal for a Single Use Plastics Directive. Deposits have been identified, time and time again,…

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Reloop’s Managing Director, Clarissa Morawski, was recently featured in the European Commission’s LIFE Programme Publication, where she discusses the need for improved collection and sorting systems, ways to increase the market share and use of recycled plastic, and what types of changes are in store for big players throughout the recycling chain. Check out pages…

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While headlines around the world continue to reveal a grim picture of discarded plastics in our environment, in the EU, real action is taking place. On 19th December 2018, a trialogue agreement was reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Single-Use Plastics Directive for the reduction of certain plastic products in the…

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