A new public opinion poll, performed by Research Affairs, a Vienna-based market research company, has found there is a high level of public support for the introduction of a deposit return system (DRS) for beverage containers in Austria. To read a summary of the opinion poll findings (available in English), click here. You can also…

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Sustainable waste management is an important part of the transition to a circular economy. With the objective to minimize the negative impacts on the environment and at the same time close the loop for recyclable materials, many countries have decided to implement a deposit system for beverage containers. Such a system involves many significant changes…

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ÖPG Online Congress: The Deposit Return System as a Success Factor of a Modern Circular Economy On June 23, 2020, ÖPG, one of Reloop’s members, will be hosting an online congress to discuss deposit return systems (DRS) and their critical role in achieving a modern circular economy. Reloop’s CEO Clarissa Morawski will be one of…

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On April 27, 2020, the Reloop Platform organized a webinar to present best practices from around the world in the implementation of national circular economy models for beverage containers. Sweden’s deposit system is the oldest European scheme for one-way beverage packaging and has not only contributed to high collection rates and high quality recycling but…

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The European Commission’s Circular Economy Package and Plastic Strategy has driven increases in recycling targets for packaging under the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 2018/852 (PPWD), as well specific requirements for PET bottles under the Single Use Plastic Directive (90% collected by 2029). France is exploring ways of reaching these targets, one of which is…

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On December 10th, Reloop’s Clarissa Morawski was in Paris to participate in a panel discussion on the subject of deposit return for packaging. Below is a recording of the debate, which was hosted by Actu-Environnement and moderated by Florence Roussel. 

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by Robert Kelman (Director Reloop Pacific) The advance of container refund initiatives across Australia is resulting in reduced litter and increased recycling of drinks containers. But will container deposit schemes achieve their legislated targets and desired ‘best practice’? Not as far as I can see. The NSW government estimated a 32% recycling rate for drink…

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The results are now in for the 2019 #GreatBritishBeachClean. With a 36% increase in drinks containers found and 38 drinks containers found per 100m of beach, the data shows an urgent need for an ‘all-inclusive’ deposit return system (DRS) which is consistent with other DRS across the UK and which includes glass and plastic bottles…

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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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