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Position Papers

June 2020 - Reusable Packaging and COVID-19 - Policy Paper 

May 2020 - The Single Use Plastics Directive: Is it in Jeopardy? 

March 2020 - Position Paper on the interpretation of separate collection targets for single-use plastic beverage bottles, as per Article 9 of the Directive on Single-Use Plastics  

January 2020 - Material substitution within the SUP Directive: Policy Briefing 

October 2019Implementation of the Single Use Plastics Directive (EU) 2019/904 - Phase 1: General and product specific definitions, explanations, criteria, and product markings 

May 2019 - Submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Waste and Recycling 

February 2019South Australia's Single-Use Plastics and Container Deposit Scheme - Response 

November 2018 - Position Paper on the proposal for a directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment 

July 2018 - Position Paper on the European Commission's proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (COM(2018)340) 

July 2018 - Closing the Circular Economy Loop: A Call for EU Action on Recycled Content Mandates for Plastics 

March 2018 - Position Paper on the European Commission's Strategy on Plastics

January 2018Position Paper on the upcoming European Commission's Strategy on Plastics

February 2016 - Position Paper on the European Commission's Legislative Proposals on Waste under the Circular Economy Package 

June 2015 - Walking the Circle: The 4 guiding pillars for a Circular Economy 

June 2015 - Top 10 Priorities for Circular Economy Package 


Backgrounders & Reports

February 2020 - Getting the Numbers Right: A discussion paper on calculating & reporting separate collection of plastic beverage bottles

February 2020 - The Big Pay Off 

January 2020What is Plastic? A Study Exploring the Potential for Certain Materials to be Considered as Exempt from the Single-Use Plastics Directive, with Particular Focus on Man-Made Cellulosic Fibres 

January 2020 - What is Plastic? A summary report exploring the potential for certain materials to be exempted from the Single-Use Plastics Directive

November 2019 - Impact of Deposit Return Systems on French Municipalities in Meeting EU Packaging Recycling Targets (also available in French)

November 2019 - The Environmental & Economic Costs of Single-Use Menstrual Products, Baby Nappies & Wet Wipes - Report produced in association with ReZero, Break Free From Plastic, and Zero Waste Europe

October 2019 - A DRS for Turkey - Report produced by Eunomia for Reloop and ISBAK

August 2019 - Mémoire de Clarissa Morawski à la Commission des transports et de l'environnement

June 2019 - Single Use Plastics Directive - Backgrounder 

June 2019 - Better Together: How a Deposit Return System Will Complement Ontario’s Blue Box Program and Enhance the Circular Economy 

April 2018 - Deposit Systems for One-Way Beverage Containers: Global Overview (2018)(full report available in English and Turkish; individual chapters can be downloaded below [English only])

July 2017 - Rethinking Economic Incentives for Separate Collection 

2016 - Deposit Systems for One-Way Beverage Containers: Global Overview (2016) (full report available in English, French, and Mandarin)

2015 - Making the Switch: The Business Case for Reusable Packaging