The letter focuses on the issue of downcycling PET beverage bottles in textiles claimed to be “sustainable” or “circular.”
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.
More waste is generated by Americans than ever before, and several crises have recently converged to threaten municipal budgets and expose deep, systemic problems throughout the waste management industry.
Reloop’s CEO Clarissa Morawski sat down (virtually!) with Resource Recycling’s Jared Paben to share her thoughts on what North American stakeholders can learn from Europe’s plastics policies and strategies.
Global Media Release: Landmark global report: The world is awash with drinks container wastage but the data shows the solution.
Our report draws on data from 93 countries to establish the decline in refillable drinks containers over the past 20 years, and the extent to which refillables and deposit return systems can reduce the number of glass bottles, PET plastic bottles and metal cans wasted.
Reloop data shows that more than 140 billion empty drinks containers – glass bottles, PET plastic bottles and metal cans – were wasted across the United States in 2019.
In this article for Waste Dive, our Director of Americas Elizabeth Balkan explains how deposit return systems (DRS) play a key role in the recycling chain for manufacturers and packaging and recycling companies, and why they are key to solving the plastic paradox.
Given increasing interest from legislators around the world on mandating recycled content in products and packaging, Reloop hosted a private webinar to bring the knowledge gained from the European Commission’s work on this subject. This presentation is from Joe Papineschi and Simon Hann from Eunomia Research and
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 of all sizes, as well as cans.
Reloop has prepared a short backgrounder to summarize some of the key elements of the Single-Use Plastics Directive.