A rush of
regulations on plastic bags

According to the European Commission, an estimated 100 billion plastic carrier bags are used in the European Union every year – an average of almost 200 bags per capita. Around 90 percent of these are lightweight bags (thinner than 0.05 millimeters), and most are used only once before being thrown away. An iconic symbol of…

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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,…

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Position Paper on EC’s
Legislative Proposals
on Waste under the CEP

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…

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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.  

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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.

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“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.

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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

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Walking the circle

The 4 guiding pillars for a Circular Economy: Efficient material management, reduction of toxic substances, energy efficiency and economic incentives Reloop takes part in this joint paper that highlights four key areas the undersigned NGOs believe must be addressed by the EU institutions to ensure a fully functioning circular economy, and some of the often overlooked…

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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…

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Reloop in the Polish Parliament

Green Business Norway recently organized a waste management seminar at the Sejm (the lower house of the Polish parliament) in Warsaw and Clarissa Morawski, the Managing Director of Reloop, had the chance to be invited as one of the keynote speakers of the meeting. The seminar, organized in partnership with the parliamentary committee on the…

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