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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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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Deposit return systems are key to solving the plastic paradox

As consumer demand for recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) grows and governments continue to set regulations to increase use of recycled materials, a plastic paradox is created: there isn’t enough high-quality material being collected and recycled for manufacturers to meet the increased demand. In this article for Waste Dive, our Director of Americas Elizabeth Balkan explains how deposit…

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Trilateral webinar on measuring recycled content

Given increasing interest from legislators around the world on mandating recycled content in products and packaging, Reloop hosted a private webinar to bring the knowledge gained from the European Commission’s work on this subject. This presentation is from Joe Papineschi and Simon Hann from Eunomia Research and Consulting. For more information, please contact Reloop’s Chief…

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Reloop hosts webinar on best practices for national circular economy

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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Drink up! Beverage container recycling update

The ninth edition of CM Consulting’s Who Pays What report was released in October 2018. Produced since 2002, the report provides a comprehensive overview of container recovery programs in each province, including the latest data on performance and costs. The report also delves into the economic and environmental benefits of beverage container reuse and recycling, processes, end-markets,…

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Position Paper on South Australia’s SUPs and Container Deposit Scheme

On February 22nd, 2019, the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) in association with Reloop Platform submitted to South Australia’s scoping study of options to better manage single use plastics (SUP) and reform the state’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS). The submission includes recommendations that SA utilizes the European Union’s recent directive on SUPs which include: Bans…

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Reloop Featured in EC’s LIFE Programme Publication

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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Joint Statement from the RecycledContent.EU Coalition

The European Parliament recently voted on a binding target of at least 35% recycled plastic in beverage bottles by 2025, as part of the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD). In light of this recent development, Reloop co-signed with 22 industry organizations and environmental NGOs a joint statement to urge the Council to support this binding target…

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