This new factsheet by the Reloop Platform explains why deposit return systems (DRS), which are in place in over 40 jurisdictions across the world, produce higher circular economy outcomes, including a more positive impact on job creation, than any other waste management option. Included in the factsheet is a table summarizing the key findings of…

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In December 2020, Reloop released the Global Deposit Book 2020: An Overview of Deposit Systems for One-Way Beverage Containers. The report offers insights on how deposit systems are financed in different jurisdictions and what recovery levels they can achieve depending on how they’re designed. In this article for Resource Recycling, Samantha Millette and Jason Wilcox…

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15 December 2020 – Reloop released today a new report showing that deposit return systems (DRS) are increasingly being chosen by governments to tackle the growing global crisis of plastic pollution and waste. Our research shows that by the end of 2020, 291 million people will have access to a DRS for one-way beverage containers,…

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Deposit return systems – we know the ‘why’, it’s time to learn ‘how’  Join us for Reloop’s final webinar of 2020, where a panel of international experts will explore some of the central issues around how to introduce a successful deposit system, over 3 sessions: System implementation  Operations and logistics Engaging the public   Wednesday…

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Based on the official data, 81% of beverage cans, 62% of glass bottles and 43% of plastic bottles are currently collected in Poland. Implementing a deposit system for beverage containers would help to increase the tonnage of recyclables from beverage containers by 180,000 tons. In total, a DRS for one-way beverage containers has the potential…

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A new public opinion poll, performed by Research Affairs, a Vienna-based market research company, has found there is a high level of public support for the introduction of a deposit return system (DRS) for beverage containers in Austria. To read a summary of the opinion poll findings (available in English), click here. You can also…

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ÖPG Online Congress: The Deposit Return System as a Success Factor of a Modern Circular Economy On June 23, 2020, ÖPG, one of Reloop’s members, will be hosting an online congress to discuss deposit return systems (DRS) and their critical role in achieving a modern circular economy. Reloop’s CEO Clarissa Morawski will be one of…

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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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