New Report Quantifies the Economic Impacts of Container Deposits in New York

On March 6th 2019, Eunomia Research & Consulting released a new report which examines the economic and employment impacts of New York State’s deposit return system. After examining the impact of, and the jobs created by the current system, the report identifies the economic and employment benefits resulting from a widening in scope of the…

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Position Paper on South Australia’s SUPs and Container Deposit Scheme

On February 22nd, 2019, the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) in association with Reloop Platform submitted to South Australia’s scoping study of options to better manage single use plastics (SUP) and reform the state’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS). The submission includes recommendations that SA utilizes the European Union’s recent directive on SUPs which include: Bans…

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PETCORE Europe Conference 2019

This year’s annual PETCORE Europe Conference, titled “EU Plastics Strategy 2.0 – Taking the PET industry to the next step” took place on February 6-7, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The first day of the 2019 conference was dedicated to the perspectives and strategy of the PET value chain, and included a presentation by Reloop’s Managing…

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1st European Conference on Deposit Systems

Lithuania, Norway • November 2018 Hosted by Reloop Platform in cooperation with Užstato Sistemos Administratorius (USAD – operator of Lithuania’s deposit system) and INFINITUM (system operator from Norway), the 1st European Conference on Deposit Return Systems took place from 20-22 November 2018. The conference, which provided an opportunity to learn about best practice examples in the implementation…

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New Report Highlights 10 Case Studies of DRS

Renewed interest in deposit return systems (DRS) has been growing, especially in the European Union with the recent publication by the European Commission of new waste legislation and even more recently the European Parliament and European Council agreement on the proposal for a Single Use Plastics Directive. Deposits have been identified, time and time again,…

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Reloop Featured in EC’s LIFE Programme Publication

Reloop’s Managing Director, Clarissa Morawski, was recently featured in the European Commission’s LIFE Programme Publication, where she discusses the need for improved collection and sorting systems, ways to increase the market share and use of recycled plastic, and what types of changes are in store for big players throughout the recycling chain. Check out pages…

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Single-Use Plastics Directive Backgrounder

While headlines around the world continue to reveal a grim picture of discarded plastics in our environment, in the EU, real action is taking place. On 19th December 2018, a trialogue agreement was reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Single-Use Plastics Directive for the reduction of certain plastic products in the…

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Plastic-Free Periods: Menstrual Products & Plastic Pollution

by Samantha Millette & Clarissa Morawski If you’ve followed environmental news in the last year or so, then you know that the negative impact of single-use plastics has become a hot topic. From bans and taxes on plastic bags and takeaway coffee cups to policies on reduced plastics packaging, a growing number of countries, as…

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Return with interest

Clarissa Morawski recently sat down with the Loop to talk about some of the hot button issues facing local authorities responsible for waste management today. Read the article here. 

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Joint Statement from the RecycledContent.EU Coalition

The European Parliament recently voted on a binding target of at least 35% recycled plastic in beverage bottles by 2025, as part of the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD). In light of this recent development, Reloop co-signed with 22 industry organizations and environmental NGOs a joint statement to urge the Council to support this binding target…

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