Time to rethink consumption
Clarissa Morawski, Managing Director of Reloop, explains the #circulareconomy and how it could be a solution to issues like waste management in The Agenda, TVO's flagship current affairs program, devoted to exploring social, political, cultural & economic issues.
“Reusable packaging must be protected”
Reloop has taken part in the joint letter of 32 associations sent by the European Environmental Bureau to Mr. Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, asking for protection of reusable packaging.
Top ten priorities
for Circular Economy Package
The aim of this position paper is to provide a series of specific recommendations as input into the ongoing discussions on the development of the new Circular Economy Package
Walking the circle
The 4 guiding pillars for a Circular Economy: Efficient material management, reduction of toxic substances, energy efficiency and economic incentivesReloop takes part in this joint paper that highlights four key areas the undersigned NGOs believe must be addressed by the EU institutions to ensure a fully functioning circular economy, and some of the often overlooked benefits that can result. The paper is co-signed by Friends of the Earth Europe, European Environmental Bureau, Zero Waste Europe, Oceana, Seas at Risk, Surfrider Foundation Europe, Quaker Council for European Affairs and RREUSE. Health Care Without Harm, Reloop, Health and Environment Alliance and ECOS.
More prosperity, new jobs
While we remain critical of scrapping the previous package, we welcome the efforts to strengthen it further in order to expedite the emergence of a true circular economy, meaning that circular business models become the norm rather than the exception. Our three organisations together represent over 2300 companies from all sectors, including both multinationals and SMEs, striving for implementation of sustainable and circular business modelsDe Groene Zaak Sustainable Business Association, MVO Nederland and Circle Economy has presented a joint manifesto describing their view on Circular Economy Policy in the EU. The manifesto serves as an input from a frontrunners’ business perspective for the renewed Circular Economy Package, expected to be retabled by the European Commission in late 2015. The Manifesto is co-signed by EcoPreneur, Entreprendre Vert, Green Alliance, GreenBudgetEurope, INDR, Institut de l’Economie Circulaire, Plan C and UnternehmensGrün. ACR+, The EEB, The Dutch Society for the Protection of Nature and Environment (Natuur & Milieu) and several businesses have provided us with supportive statements.