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Why revamping recycling
measurement is no simple task

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, […]

Karmenu Vella: “Challenge accepted!”

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.

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

Get the position paper or print it from here

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 models
De 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.

The launch of Reloop

March 25th marked the official launch of Reloop, the first pan-euro organization specifically focused on issues relating to waste prevention, reduction, and recycling that represents industry, government, and environmental organizations at the European Union level. Founded by like-minded interests who share a common vision for a circular economy, Reloop aims to work as a platform for advances […]

Pharrell Williams and ‘The Plastic Age’

We all talk about the Stone Age, the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, but what era are we living in right now? People are starting to refer to us as the – far less romantic – Plastic Age. We make 288 million tonnes of plastic a year, and unlike paper, metal, glass or wood, […]