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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Next Thursday, December 5th, the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) will be hosting a webinar from 10:30am-12pm (Pacific) on European Packaging EPR. The webinar will feature the different Packaging EPR Programs in Europe. Clarissa Morawski, Managing Director of Reloop Platform will present an overview of the different programs and how they are structured. Victor Bell, US…

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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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On Friday, November 22nd, Reloop Platform in cooperation with the European Federation of Bottled Waters is organizing a conference on Best in Class Deposit Return Systems for Single Use Beverage Packaging. The conference will take place in Brussels at the European Committee of the Regions and will bring together government representatives, system operators, experts, technology…

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Istanbul, Turkey • October 2019 The Turkish Government confirmed in early 2019 that it will introduce deposits on beverage containers by 2021 as part of its zero waste initiative and efforts to protect Turkey’s 8,000km of coastline. The DRS is intended to reduce litter on both land and sea, by charging a refundable deposit on…

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Less than 24 hours after Scotland became the first part of the UK to announce details of such a scheme, environmental campaigners across the globe united in an international day of action to urge more countries to adopt a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks cans and bottles. At 9:00am local time on May 9,…

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This year’s annual PETCORE Europe Conference, titled “EU Plastics Strategy 2.0 – Taking the PET industry to the next step” took place on February 6-7, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The first day of the 2019 conference was dedicated to the perspectives and strategy of the PET value chain, and included a presentation by Reloop’s Managing…

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Lithuania, Norway • November 2018 Hosted by Reloop Platform in cooperation with Užstato Sistemos Administratorius (USAD – operator of Lithuania’s deposit system) and INFINITUM (system operator from Norway), the 1st European Conference on Deposit Return Systems took place from 20-22 November 2018. The conference, which provided an opportunity to learn about best practice examples in the implementation…

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