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

By admin-reloop |

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

By admin-reloop |

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.

By admin-reloop |

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

By admin-reloop |

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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US Media Release: 140 Billion drink containers wasted nationally every year

MEDIA RELEASE 140 BILLION DRINKS CONTAINERS WASTED NATIONALLY EVERY YEAR 29 April 2021 Elizabeth Balkan elizabeth.balkan@reloopplatform.org Published Reloop [1] data…

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Global Media Release: Landmark global report: The world is awash with drinks container wastage but the data shows the solution.

MEDIA RELEASE LANDMARK GLOBAL REPORT: THE WORLD IS AWASH WITH DRINKS CONTAINER WASTAGE BUT THE DATA SHOWS THE SOLUTION 29…

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Webinar on Deposit for Reuse and Deposit for Recycling: European Views

On April 22nd, join our CEO Clarissa Morawski and others to learn about reuse and deposit return systems (DRS) for…

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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…

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Let’s Talk Plastic!

Let’s Talk Plastic! In exactly one week, Merijn Tinga ~ Plastic Soup Surfer will be on the stage again for his…

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Recycling Unpacked: Maximizing Circularity in US Beverage Packaging

As part of Circular City Week New York, Metabolic co-hosted this webinar “Recycling Unpacked” to explore the potential for a…

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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…

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Reloop and CRI comments on EPA consultation on recycling calculation

Together with the Container Recycling Institute, Natural Resources Council of Maine, and the Conservation Law Foundation, Reloop has prepared a…

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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…

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Introduction to Reloop Americas

Building on our success in Europe, we began a global expansion beyond Reloop Europe in 2019, with the launch of Reloop Pacific, and…

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New Factsheet: Deposit Return Systems Create More Jobs

This new factsheet by the Reloop Platform explains why deposit return systems (DRS), which are in place in over 40…

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Deposit Data

In December 2020, Reloop released the Global Deposit Book 2020: An Overview of Deposit Systems for One-Way Beverage Containers. The…

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