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

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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The next frontier for the circular economy: mixed waste sorting 

Now that the European Union has mandatory separate collection for recyclables and organics, the time has come to go further and sort more European resources from mixed waste; meaning ¨residual¨ waste that gets sent to incinerators and landfills. Mixed waste sorting (or ‘MWS’) has the potential to reduce carbon emissions, create jobs, build European self-sufficiency…

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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 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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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 below, shared from Waste360.com, offers a great summary. ———————- 15 June 2021 – Determining what a circular economy should look like, and advancing policy around it, is best done by bringing together environmental groups, government,…

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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 to reduce harmful impact of the certain single-use plastic products on the environment. How to implement the enhanced Extended Producers’ Responsibility and how much will producers pay for the litter clean up? What measures are feasible? Can the consumers…

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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 what North American stakeholders can learn from Europe’s plastics policies and strategies. You can watch the webinar here:

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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 to learn about Europe’s new recycling calculation methodology, how it works, and how it’s different from what was in place before. The presentation shed light on the European derogation (an option 2 where data is…

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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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