Joint NGO-industry letter to MEPs on the EU Textiles Strategy and closed-loop recycling
Reloop is pleased to be one of the co-signers of a joint NGO-industry letter that calls on members of the European Parliament to refrain from supporting amendments that would water down the clear message against breaking the loop of PET bottles. The letter, signed by UNESDA, Natural Mineral Waters Europe, the European Fruit Juice Association…Read More
Register for our upcoming webinar on 23 March
Join us for the second webinar in Reloop’s Deep Dive into European DRS series, as we explore the deposit return systems (DRS) in Iceland and Finland. In each of these two countries, single-use plastic, metal, and glass beverage containers are covered by the system, and a single entity is responsible for system operation. We are…Read More
Conference on Mixed Waste Sorting
Together with Zero Waste Europe and the European Committee of the Regions, Reloop is excited to announce that we will be hosting a conference, “Mixed Waste Sorting: The next frontier for the circular economy.” The conference will take place on March 21, 2023, in Brussels, Belgium, from 9 AM to 4 PM CET. Representatives from…Read More
Reloop and ZWE release guidelines for legislating MWS in the context of the Renewable Energy Directive
This policy briefing by Reloop and Zero Waste Europe provides guidelines for legislating mixed waste sorting (MWS) in the context of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The guidelines were developed to clarify the amendment proposed by the European Parliament regarding the use of mixed wastes for ‘renewable energy’ purposes. The document recommends applying MWS systems…Read More
Variable- and flat-rate deposits: What’s the difference?
When it comes to the design of a new #DepositReturnSystem (DRS) one of the key topics of debate is whether the system should adopt a flat-rate (sometimes called ‘fixed-rate) or variable deposit fee. In a flat-rate DRS, all drinks containers – regardless of beverage type, volume, or container material – are subject to the same…Read More
Policy Brief on Mixed Waste Sorting
Our policy brief explains why taking a holistic approach to policies addressing packaging design for recyclability, separate collection systems—including deposit return for beverage containers—and further sorting of municipal mixed waste prior to thermal treatment or landfill, is necessary if the EU is to meet its recycling and carbon emissions reductions targets and achieve real circularity.…Read More
European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste
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…Read More
Coalition letter in support of PPWR
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…Read More
Target 90: An unprecedented coalition of businesses across the EU calls for an ambitious approach to beverage packaging.
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 PaperRead More
The Innovation Series (episode 2): what is a best-in-class deposit return system?
“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…Read More