Sharing a common vision for a circular economy

Circular Economy:
a system where resources remain resources

Intro to Reloop

Reloop is an international non-profit association registered in Brussels. Reloop is governed by the law of 27 June, 1921 on non-profit associations, international non-profit associations and foundations (Title 3), as amended by the law of May 2002.


Reloop’s vision is a world where resources remain resources and where they create jobs in a circular economy. A world where we prioritize waste prevention, advocate reuse, and promote closed-loop recycling, while incineration, landfill, and littering are minimized and ultimately eliminated.


To achieve the organization’s vision, Reloop will promote the overriding benefits of a circular economy. Through a combination of prevention and reuse, as well as high quality and quantity recycling, we shall strengthen the viability of this economic model by assigning value to resources through deposits and related economic incentives


for a Circular Economy

Reloop has produced a variety of resources and materials on issues relating to circular economy, including videos and policy papers.

Recent Posts

In My Opinion: A Business Case for Deposit Return

May 25, 2018

In an effort to reduce litter and increase recycling, more and more jurisdictions are turning to deposit return systems for the recovery of beverage containers. These systems require consumers to pay a small deposit at the point of purchase, and…

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EU’s Blueprint for Action on Waste in a Circular Economy

January 25, 2018

In less than a month, Europe has laid out its legislative and long-term policy blueprint on waste and recycling. After a marathon session that took place just before Christmas (Dec. 18), the European Parliament, Council and European Commission reached a…

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Reloop’s Position Paper on the upcoming European Commission’s Strategy on Plastics

January 11, 2018

Reloop welcomes the European Commission’s announcement to publish a Strategy on Plastics in early 2018. This position paper aims to provide guidance and support on the development of an ambitious Plastics Strategy in order to help achieve a real circular…

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In my Opinion: Opportunities amid the Uncertainty 

September 27, 2017

It’s no secret that China is a leader in international world trade. For years, the country has been a major importer of many types of foreign goods, including timber, dairy products, and petrochemicals. China is also the world’s largest importer…

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