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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Reloop launches a quarterly newsletter

Reloop is pleased to announce that from 2022 onwards, the platform will release a fresh newsletter edition every quarter – packed with news, insights, and the latest analysis from Reloop staff based around the world. You can access the very first, March 2022 edition here, and subscribe to future editions so that you receive everything…

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Reimagining the Bottle Bill: a new report by Reloop North America

On 15 March 2022, Reloop North America released the new report, Reimagining the Bottle Bill – an alternative to the present recycling system in 5 northeast states in the United States. Implemented, it could fundamentally change our environmental trajectory. How will this happen? Through a modernized Deposit Return System. A modernized DRS is accessible and accountable,…

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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 single-use beverage containers, and that number continues to grow. In fact, in the last two to three years, several countries, states and provinces have announced they too will implement or expand DRS. DRS is the…

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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, launching the Reloop dashboard, and sharing expertise and insight at events across the globe! For more news on Reloop products and activities, follow us on social media as we prepare for an even busier 2022.…

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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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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 wastage of drinks containers, where wastage is defined as containers ending up in landfill, incineration, or in the environment. The countries included comprise 81% of the world’s population as of 2019. In particular, it considers…

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