Reuse

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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Are we ready for reusable packaging?

20 June 2017 – Single-use packaging is easy to spot. A short walk along a beach, anywhere in the world, will reveal the consequences of our throwaway culture as each tide brings in a fresh layer of debris, most of it single-use plastics. In some countries, the growing pressure to do something about single-use packaging…

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Refillable Alliance Releases Joint Position Paper ‘Reuse’

The following is a Joint Press Release from the Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthilfe) and three other environmental and economic organizations that have joined forces to promote reuse. European Circular Economy Package: Waste prevention targets and separate reuse quotas necessary Organisers of the sixth European ReUse-Conference in Brussels call for the intensification and development of reuse…

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Deposit-Return Motivates Voluntary Switch to Refillables

8 February 2017 – One of the most compelling arguments in favour of deposit-return for single-use beverage containers is that it opens the logistical opportunities for some local producers, where feasible, to make the switch to refillable bottles. A recent article published in Resource Recycling magazine (copied below) presents a perfect real-world example of how establishing a…

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Policy Instruments to Promote Refillable Beverage Containers

Refillable beverage containers have an important role to play in the circular economy. Aside from the obvious environmental benefits, refillable systems offer tremendous economic benefits in terms of material cost savings and job creation, which are multiplied with each refill. Despite these benefits, the market share of beverages in refillable containers has declined rapidly in jurisdictions…

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Refillable Alliance Releases Position Paper on Circular Economy Package

The following is a Press Release from the Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthilfe) and six other environmental and economic organizations that have joined forces to promote reuse.  EU Circular Economy Package: Alliance of environmental and economic organisations demands that EU boss Juncker prevent waste and promote reuse  The Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthilfe) and six other…

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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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