Publications & Studies

Fact Sheets

Factsheet #1: Economic Impacts on Municipalities 

Factsheet #2: Public Support (Opinion Polls)

Factsheet #3: System Performance (Return Rates) 

Factsheet #4: Handling Fees

Factsheet #5: Policy Instruments to Promote Refillable Beverage Containers




Deposit Systems for One-Way Beverage Containers: Global Overview (2016)

Making the Switch: The Business Case for Reusable Packaging 



Dispatches from Europe articles

November 2017 – In My Opinion: It’s Time for Recycled-Content Mandates

September 2017 – In My Opinion: Opportunities amid the uncertainty

July 2017 – In My Opinion: The push for refillable packaging

February 2017 – Dispatches from Europe: The uncertain future of waste to energy

December 2016 – Dispatches from Europe: Why deposit return is EPR

September 2016 – Dispatches from Europe: Getting tough on food waste

July 2016 – Dispatches from Europe: Is Brexit bad news for an evolving industry?

June 2016 – Dispatches from Europe: Why container deposit systems are gaining ground

June 2016 – Dispatches from Europe: A rush of regulations on plastic bags

May 2016 – Dispatches from Europe: Why revamping recycling measurement is no simple task

March 2016 – Dispatches from Europe: Circular Economy Explained


Other Articles, Reports

Looking Ahead: A Closer Look at Targets in Europe’s Circular Economy Package

EPR: The Cornerstone of a Circular Economy

Renewed Support for Deposit-Return in Belgium

Reloop: Vision of a Circular Economy

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