Times are changing. The global plastic pollution crisis is coming to a head and finally world leaders and policy makers are coming around to working on solutions.

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Istanbul, Turkey • October 2019 The Turkish Government confirmed in early 2019 that it will introduce deposits on beverage containers by 2021 as part of its zero waste initiative and efforts to protect Turkey’s 8,000km of coastline. The DRS is intended to reduce litter on both land and sea, by charging a refundable deposit on…

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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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Retorna, a Spanish NGO and a member of Reloop, has long been advocating for ambitious legislation to avoid millions of single-use beverage containers from ending up in landfills or littered in the environment. One of the ways it seeks to do this is by encouraging local governments to implement deposit-return schemes. In cooperation with Nikotxan, Retorna published…

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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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Find yourself swimming in plastic carrier bags? While some countries are steaming ahead in reducing use, others remain big consumers. Find out how Europe is incentivising change. Video from EuroparlTV.  

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We all talk about the Stone Age, the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, but what era are we living in right now? People are starting to refer to us as the – far less romantic – Plastic Age. We make 288 million tonnes of plastic a year, and unlike paper, metal, glass or wood,…

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During the 5th European ReUse Conference held in Brussels in March 2015, we asked some experts the best ways to push refillable containers. These were their answers. [button color=”btn-info” size=”btn-large” fullwidth=”btn-block” link=”https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnAK50ceMserGQuDouop88A” icon=”fa-info” target=”_blank” ]More info on Reloop’s Yotube Channel[/button] [social][soc_button icon=”fa-twitter” link=”www.twitter.com/reloop_platform” /][soc_button icon=”fa-facebook” link=”www.facebook.com/ReloopPlatform” /][soc_button icon=”fa-linkedin” link=”www.linkedin.com/company/reloop” /][social/]

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