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About us

From network to network can flow connections, knowledge, competencies and resources.
Who are we?

Reloop is a broad platform of like-minded interests that share a common vision for a circular economy

The founding members of the organization bring together industry, government, and non-governmental organizations to form a network for advances in policy that create enabling system conditions for circularity across the European economy. With members coming from different sectors across Europe, the platform aims to work as a catalyst in order to generate economic and environmental opportunities for all stakeholders in the value chain. This includes producers, distributors, recyclers, academia, NGOs, trade unions, green regions, or cities. Reloop is born to connect stakeholders, allow for information-sharing to inform those stakeholders, and influence decision makers to adopt policy that works towards the implementation of policies and systems that promote a circular economy.
VISION & MISSION
2015 VISION

Reloop’s vision is a world where resources remain resources and where they create jobs in a circular economy. A world where we prioritize waste prevention, advocate reuse, and promote closed-loop recycling, while incineration, landfill, and littering are minimized and ultimately eliminated.

2015 MISSION

To achieve the organization’s vision, Reloop will promote the overriding benefits of a circular economy. Through a combination of prevention and reuse, as well as high quality and quantity recycling, we shall strengthen the viability of this economic model by assigning value to resources through deposits and related economic incentives.

Reloop's Prezi
Successful implementation of Circular Economy by 2030 in numbers. Source: 'Towards a circular economy: a zero waste programme for Europe'
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Net savings for EU companies (billions per year)
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Jobs that could be created
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Greenhouse gas emissions (million tonnes avoided)
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Reduction of Marine Littering (%)

Structure

An effective and multisectoral model of organization
Establishing Statute
Reloop is an international non-profit association registered in Brussels. Reloop is governed by the law of 27 June, 1921 on non-profit associations, international non-profit associations and foundations (Title 3), as amended by the law of May 2002.
Membership
The association, which is open to all nationalities including non-European countries, consists of founding members, honorary members, and members-at-large.
Annual Fee
Members are required to pay an annual fee. NGOs, government & academics: 100€ Corporations (1-5 employees): 250€ Corporations ( >5 employees): 400€
Networking
Reloop will work as a series of branches, or clusters, connecting individuals and organizations with specific competencies (e.g. research, multi-media, advocacy, etc.) to others.
Reloop is an effective model of organization to inform and influence decision makers about the benefits of moving towards a circular economy.
Our members
You can also become a Reloop Member. Find out more here!
Meet the founders
Clarissa Morawski

Clarissa Morawski is the Managing Director of Reloop and a leading Canadian expert in waste minimization and sustainability issues.

Wolfgang Ringel

Dedicated to packaging waste management since 1992, Wolfgang is the current Senior Vice President for Governmental Affairs at Tomra Group.

Jürgen Resch

Jürgen Resch has been Executive Director of Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) (The German Environmental Aid), a leading environmental, nature conservation, and consumer advocacy organization, since 1986.

Domingo Jiménez Beltrán

Domingo has extensive experience in the fields of environmental protection and sustainable development. He became the first Director of the EEA in 1994.

Reuse
Relevant quotes
  • An invasion of armies can be resisted but not an idea whose time has come.

    Victor Hugo French novelist and poet
  • If you hear anybody say 'we can't really afford today to invest in better waste management', ask them if they can afford to bury or burn valuable resources.

    Janez Potocnik Former European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • The more I look at the two sides – the environment and the economy – the more convinced I become that the way forward is to fully integrate resource efficiency into the way we do business in Europe.

    Karmenu Vella European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • We have not yet managed to adopt a circular model of production capable of preserving resources for present and future generations, while limiting as much as possible the use of non-renewable resources, moderating their consumption, maximizing their efficient use, reusing and recycling them. A serious consideration of this issue would be one way of counteracting the throwaway culture which affects the entire planet, but it must be said that only limited progress has been made in this regard.

    Jorge Mario Bergoglio Pope Francis

Reuse Resource Center

Reuse is higher on the waste hierarchy than recycling. Aside from having exponentially greater environmental benefits, the reuse of goods and packaging creates jobs and other economic benefits

Click here to go to the Reloop Reuse Resource Centre and learn more
Refillable packaging.

Blog

The latest on Circular Economy, European Waste Legislation and much more.
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Contact

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Our offices
Brussels
Rue du Congrès, 37-41 Brussels, B-1000
Berlin
Hackescher Markt, 4 Berlin, 10178

Barcelona
Carrer Girona, 29. Primero Barcelona, 08010
 
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