Jul / 19

Policy Instruments to Promote Refillable Beverage Containers

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Refillable beverage containers have an important role to play in the circular economy. Aside from the obvious environmental benefits, refillable systems offer tremendous economic benefits in terms of material cost savings and job creation, which are multiplied with each refill. Despite these benefits, the market share of beverages in refillable containers has declined rapidly in jurisdictions […]

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Jun / 29

Why Container Deposit Systems are Gaining Ground

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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

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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

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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

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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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May / 17

Why revamping recycling
measurement is no simple task

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Since the European Commission unveiled its Circular Economy (CE) package last December, there has been significant discussion around the proposed legislation. And perhaps the most vexed topic to date has been how best to calculate recycling rates in the EU and whether to include reuse activities in that determination. As discussed in last month’s column, […]

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Apr / 12

Position Paper on EC’s
Legislative Proposals
on Waste under the CEP

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Reloop is a platform that brings together industry, government, and non-governmental organisations to form a network for advances in policy that create enabling system conditions for circularity across the European economy. Reloop welcomes the release by the European Commission of the new Circular Economy Package (CEP) and is pleased with many of the proposed amendments. We […]

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Oct / 15

Karmenu Vella: “Challenge accepted!”

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EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella has made his first official visit to China this week. The visit is been an opportunity to facilitate further the EU’s cooperation with China and allow for the development of cooperation in environmental policy. [social][soc_button icon=”fa-twitter” link=”www.twitter.com/reloop_platform” /][soc_button icon=”fa-facebook” link=”www.facebook.com/ReloopPlatform” /][soc_button icon=”fa-linkedin” link=”www.linkedin.com/company/reloop” /][social/]

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Jun / 26

Time to rethink consumption

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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.

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Jun / 23

“Reusable packaging must be protected”

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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.

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