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.
Reloop releases 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 study, undertaken by the University of Utrecht, analyses the results of 32 Life Cycle analysis (LCAs), directly comparing the impact of single-use packaging and the reusable alternatives, including beverage packaging, carrier bags, food containers and transport packaging.
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 of all sizes, as well as cans.
The aim of the conference, hosted in Brussels by the European Committee of the Regions, was to bring together governments, DRS operators, experts, producers and technology providers from countries across Europe to offer their expertise on the various components of best in class DRS systems.
Zero Waste Europe has prepared a short primer explaining how deposit systems work and how they can be used to help Europe move towards a circular economy.
Less than 24 hours after Scotland became the first part of the UK to announce details of such a scheme, environmental campaigners across the globe united in an international day of action to urge more countries to adopt a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks cans and bottles.
Efforts to reduce marine litter and eliminate plastic waste (particularly the single-use kind) were some of the key themes of 2018, with European Union Parliament and Council ending the year with a provisional agreement to phase out problematic single-use plastic (SUP) items by 2021
Reloop has prepared a short backgrounder to summarize some of the key elements of the Directive, including what measures have been proposed to minimize the usage of single-use plastic items.