Let’s Talk Plastic! In exactly one week, Merijn Tinga ~ Plastic Soup Surfer will be on the stage again for his second ‘Let’s Talk Plastic’ talkshow – a show that focuses on the history, the challenges and the future of #DepositReturn systems. Reloop’s CEO Clarissa Morawski will be one of their special guests and will provide an overview of deposit…

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As part of Circular City Week New York, Metabolic co-hosted this webinar “Recycling Unpacked” to explore the potential for a circular beverage packaging sector for the U.S. The webinar featured our Americas Director Elizabeth Balkan alongside panelists from Eco-Cycle, Nestle Waters, NYC Department of Sanitation, and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in…

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As consumer demand for recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) grows and governments continue to set regulations to increase use of recycled materials, a plastic paradox is created: there isn’t enough high-quality material being collected and recycled for manufacturers to meet the increased demand. In this article for Waste Dive, our Director of Americas Elizabeth Balkan explains how deposit…

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This new factsheet by the Reloop Platform explains why deposit return systems (DRS), which are in place in over 40 jurisdictions across the world, produce higher circular economy outcomes, including a more positive impact on job creation, than any other waste management option. Included in the factsheet is a table summarizing the key findings of…

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In December 2020, Reloop released the Global Deposit Book 2020: An Overview of Deposit Systems for One-Way Beverage Containers. The report offers insights on how deposit systems are financed in different jurisdictions and what recovery levels they can achieve depending on how they’re designed. In this article for Resource Recycling, Samantha Millette and Jason Wilcox…

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15 December 2020 – Reloop released today a new report showing that deposit return systems (DRS) are increasingly being chosen by governments to tackle the growing global crisis of plastic pollution and waste. Our research shows that by the end of 2020, 291 million people will have access to a DRS for one-way beverage containers,…

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Political and public interest in the potential of reusable packaging to improve how we manage our resources is growing steadily around the world. Life cycle analysis (LCA) is often used to measure what positive or negative impact this packaging would have, both economically and environmentally. Our study, undertaken by the University of Utrecht, analyses the…

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Deposit return systems – we know the ‘why’, it’s time to learn ‘how’  Join us for Reloop’s final webinar of 2020, where a panel of international experts will explore some of the central issues around how to introduce a successful deposit system, over 3 sessions: System implementation  Operations and logistics Engaging the public   Wednesday…

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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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