Viewing posts from : June 2016

Jun / 29

Why Container Deposit Systems are Gaining Ground

admin-reloop Deposit and Return Systems, Recycling 0

Since being introduced to the   market, single-use beverage containers have caused much debate – both in the beverage industry and among politicians and the public. A simple question sits at the center of the arguing: What’s the most efficient way to collect beverage containers for high-quality recycling? Though there are many who continue to […]

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Jun / 23

Refillable Alliance Releases Position Paper on Circular Economy Package

admin-reloop Circular Economy, Reuse 0

The following is a Press Release from the Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthilfe) and six other environmental and economic organizations that have joined forces to promote reuse.  EU Circular Economy Package: Alliance of environmental and economic organisations demands that EU boss Juncker prevent waste and promote reuse  The Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthilfe) and six other […]

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Jun / 07

Studies Confirm
That Container Deposit Systems Show Big Net Savings for Municipal Budgets

admin-reloop Deposit and Return Systems 0

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in deposit-return systems (DRSs) for the recovery of beverage containers. These systems place a small deposit on beverage purchases, which is refunded to the consumer when the empty container is returned for recycling. As more countries consider DRS as a means to reduce litter and encourage recycling, […]

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Jun / 02

A rush of
regulations on plastic bags

admin-reloop European Comission, Marine Litter, Prevention 0

According to the European Commission, an estimated 100 billion plastic carrier bags are used in the European Union every year – an average of almost 200 bags per capita. Around 90 percent of these are lightweight bags (thinner than 0.05 millimeters), and most are used only once before being thrown away. An iconic symbol of […]

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