On December 10th, Reloop’s Clarissa Morawski was in Paris to participate in a panel discussion on the subject of deposit return for packaging. Below is a recording of the debate, which was hosted by Actu-Environnement and moderated by Florence Roussel. 

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by Robert Kelman (Director Reloop Pacific) The advance of container refund initiatives across Australia is resulting in reduced litter and increased recycling of drinks containers. But will container deposit schemes achieve their legislated targets and desired ‘best practice’? Not as far as I can see. The NSW government estimated a 32% recycling rate for drink…

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Here we are at the end of another year. 2019 was a busy one for Reloop, full of milestones, growth, and excitement. From introducing our Reusable Packaging Platform (RPP) in the Spring to influencing some of the legal text in the EU’s Single Use Plastics Directive and organising the first ever Conference on Best in…

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On June 12, 2019, the Single-Use Plastics Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment was published in the European Union’s Official Journal. This marks the final step of the legislative procedure. Member States will now have two years to transpose this Directive into their national laws, until July 3,…

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Note: This article was originally featured on Resource Recycling’s website and published on September 11, 2018. To view the original article, click here.  There’s no denying it; the world is experiencing a plastic waste crisis and it’s growing – but so is public awareness and action. Clarissa Morawski In June 2018, as part of its…

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On 5 June 2018, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released a new report titled Single Use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainability.  The 127-page report sets out the latest thinking on how we can more sustainably manage and tackle single-use plastic pollution, and examines what governments, businesses and individuals have achieved and what are the best actions to…

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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 provisional agreement on the legislative part of the Circular Economy Package, a set of laws…

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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 of waste. Last year, Chinese manufacturers and recyclers imported 7.3 million metric tons of waste…

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Deposit Return: How it Works If we look internationally—Europe, US, Canada, Middle East, China, and Australia—massive efforts are underway to introduce or expand existing programs, as governments recognize deposit-return as a modern solution to litter caused by single-use bottles and cans as well as far superior recycling rates. New laws have received much public support,…

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