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, […]
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 […]
“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
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.
In order to meet its 2050 objectives and fully contribute to meeting the global 2 °C target, the EU will need to accelerate its implementation of new policies, while restructuring the ways that Europe meets its demand for energy, food, transport and housing. For the decarbonization process to succeed, it must be accompanied by de-energization […]
Find yourself swimming in plastic carrier bags? While some countries are steaming ahead in reducing use, others remain big consumers. Find out how Europe is incentivising change. Video from EuroparlTV.
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 […]
During the 5th European ReUse Conference held in Brussels in March 2015, we asked some experts the best ways to push refillable containers. These were their answers.