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European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste

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Today, the European Commission has published its long-awaited revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). This represents a very positive first step towards a Europe-wide circular economy, and could go a long way in reducing plastic pollution, scaling up reuse, and avoiding single-use packaging. In light of this new policy development, Reloop has…

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Global Deposit Book 2022

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Global Deposit Book 2022 Our new report, Global Deposit Book 2022: An Overview of Deposit Return Systems for Single-Use Beverage Containers, provides a comprehensive summary of over 50 deposit systems that are currently in place—as well as those scheduled to be implemented by the end of this year—in Europe, North America, Central America and the Caribbean, Africa,…

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Reloop’s 2022 Year in Review

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It’s that time of year! As 2022 draws to a close, we wanted to share some of our highlights with you. From welcoming a new Director and launching Reloop France et Francophonie, to launching a new microsite in North America and publishing our ground-breaking Target 90 analysis, check out our Year in Review 2022 to…

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Coalition letter in support of PPWR

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Reloop pulled together a coalition in EU which supports the overall direction and ambition of the Commission´s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation proposal.  We rely on the ordinary legislative process—a democratic process—and urge the European Commission to submit its proposal to the Council and the European Parliament on 30 November as planned so that the…

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Target 90: An unprecedented coalition of businesses across the EU calls for an ambitious approach to beverage packaging.

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Our dual proposal: 90% separate collection target + DRS offers a proven solution which is good for the economy, jobs and Europe’s resilience when it comes to securing resources and saving energy. This is an opportunity to significantly reduce the demand for virgin resources in a meaningful way. Download : Coalition Position Paper

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Target 90: The dual-action approach for a circular Europe

By Mathieu Carey |

In this new report, Reloop investigates the climate and waste prevention impacts of recovering and recirculating—through closed-loop recycling —the vast majority of single-use drinks containers sold in the EU. And the results of our analysis are compelling: reaching a 90% separate collection for recycling rate for all drinks packaging (aluminium, plastic and glass), which can…

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Aotearoa/ New Zealand Consumer Polling – Container Return Scheme. Briefing

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Reloop commissioned Kantar/Consumer Link in Aotearoa/New Zealand to undertake consumer research polling regarding the New Zealand Government’s proposal to introduce a beverage container return scheme (CRS). The survey found that New Zealand consumers are overwhelmingly in favor of the Government’s proposal to introduce a CRS for the recycling of beverage containers. Most consumers indicated a preference…

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The Innovation Series (episode 2): what is a best-in-class deposit return system?

By Mathieu Carey |

“We’re seeing brand owners around the world recognising that we have a real problem with beverage containers. Littered, wasted, around the world. And this is a proven solution that works, and it’s not that costly.” Reloop is back with another episode in our Innovation Series, bringing you expert analysis on emerging issues in the circular…

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Conference on Best in Class Deposit Return Systems for Single Use Beverage Packaging

By Samantha Millette |

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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The Innovation Series (Episode 1): a conversation on digital deposit return systems

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Reloop is pleased to launch our Innovation Series – expert analysis on emerging issues in the circular economy world. First episode? A conversation on digital deposit return systems. We hear from Reloop CEO Clarissa Morawski who takes us through some of the unanswered questions and outstanding issues in digital DRS. What about data protection? What’s…

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Digital Deposit Return Systems – What you need to know

By the end of 2020, over 290 million people worldwide had access to deposit return systems (DRS) for recycling their…

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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,…

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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…

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By the Numbers: A National Beverage Container Program

In the United States, the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act seeks to establish a national beverage con­tainer deposit return…

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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…

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8th European REUSE Conference

On 6 July 2021, Reloop – in association with the European Association of Beverage Wholesalers (CEGROBB), Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche…

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In the media: How Reloop impacts European waste policy and its plans for the U.S.

Wondering who Reloop is, what we’ve been up to, and what some of our plans are moving forward? The article…

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EU Member States adopt the Single Use Plastic Directive

By July of this year, EU Member States should adopt the Single Use Plastic Directive, the objective of which is…

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Reloop Shares its Thoughts on Germany’s Deposit Return System

On June 1, 2021, Reloop’s CEO Clarissa Morawski participated as a part of a panel discussion organised by the German…

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Interview with Resource Recycling

Back in March, Reloop’s CEO Clarissa Morawski sat down (virtually!) with Resource Recycling’s Jared Paben to share her thoughts on…

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Reloop Hosts Trilateral Webinar on Europe’s New Recycling Calculation Method

On May 13, 2021, Joe Papineschi (Eunomia, Chairperson), and Susan Collins (President, Container Recycling Institute) joined Reloop for this webinar…

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What We Waste: New global report highlights drink container wastage problem.

Our report draws on data from 93 countries, over a 20 year period, to examine trends in sales, collection and…

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