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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Upcoming webinar on reuse

At Reloop, we know that reuse is a basic prerequisite for a global circular economy to flourish. Find out how we can get reuse in the mainstream during Zero Waste Europe’s upcoming webinar on April 13th at 2:00pm CET, featuring our very own Clarissa Morawski.    Register here: https://bit.ly/3a0HHFU Watch the livestream recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy-iMNhd36k

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Reusable vs Single-Use Packaging: A Review of Environmental Impacts

Political and public interest in the potential of reusable packaging to improve how we manage our resources is growing steadily around the world. Life cycle analysis (LCA) is often used to measure what positive or negative impact this packaging would have, both economically and environmentally. Our study, undertaken by the University of Utrecht, analyses the…

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In Our Opinion: Stay the course toward reusable packaging

Health authorities say reusable packaging poses no more risk of spreading coronavirus than single-use packaging, but the plastics industry is still trying to use COVID-19 to derail progress on reducing single-use plastics. In this article, Samantha Millette and Clarissa Morawski look at the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on reusable packaging systems, and…

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Joint Policy Paper on Reusable Packaging & COVID-19

On June 4th, Zero Waste Europe and Reloop released a joint policy paper to address the situation of reusable packaging and refillable systems in light of the  COVID-19 pandemic. While industry uses this current health crisis to continue pushing for single-use products and packaging, there is no evidence that disposable packaging contributes to the spread…

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7th European REUSE Conference

Brussels • September 2019 On September 24th, Reloop – in association with the European Association of Beverage Wholesalers (CEGROBB), the Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthifle e.V.), and the Association of Small and Independent Breweries in Europe (S.I.B.) – hosted the 7th European REUSE Conference. The aim of the conference was to examine how reuse systems…

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Are refillable beer bottles again possible in Australia?

As in other countries, when single-use drink containers such as aluminum cans and plastic bottles became common in Australia in the 1970s, refillable containers and the systems developed to recover and refill them went by the wayside. The environment bore the brunt of this change, with beverage container litter in states, aside from South Australia,…

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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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