Accross Europe, #BreakFreeFromPlastic members are calling for reuse systems to be put in place. The #WeChooseReuse 14 Days of Action in June, is an opportunity to make noise for reuse and have individuals ACT by signing the reuse commitment. Help spread the word. Check out the #WeChooseReuse Toolkit to participate.
The Refill App gains hundreds of thousands of ‘refill stations’ as it goes global
City to Sea’s Refill app is the world’s first dedicated app to connect people to places they can refill and reuse, avoiding single-use plastic and accessing safe, clean drinking water. To date, the free, location-based app has been downloaded more than 350,000 times and has now been translated in 9 different languages (English, German, Spanish, […]
The refill and reuse movement has been growing rapidly across Europe, thanks in part to the work of Break Free From Plastic, the global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. To mark World Refill Day, Break Free From Plastic is launching a new petition with WeMove Europe, calling on policymakers throughout Europe to […]
German NGO-alliance calls for environmentally friendly and healthy reusable systems to avert the plastic crisis
Plastic engulfing our environment – this is one of the most visible and most serious ecological problems in today’s world. Plastic is a deadly hazard for many creatures that consume it in their food. The deluge of plastic also threatens human health: microplastic has even been detected in the human bloodstream. And the production and […]
World Refill Day is a global public awareness campaign to prevent plastic pollution and help people live with less waste. City to Sea has run the campaign for the last few years in the UK as National Refill Day and after taking a break last year due to the situation with Covid, they are back […]
By Kasia Pranke Local authorities across Europe are slowly beginning to recognise the urgent need of moving away from waste management and towards resource management instead. Earlier this year, Break Free From Plastic launched the “We Choose Reuse” campaign that aims to encourage individuals, businesses, local municipalities as well as national and European policy makers […]
There is one organization in Ireland that is synonymous with reuse, that is Refill.ie! Refill.ie has been in operation since 2017 and they are well on the way to realizing their ambition to have free drinking water access while outside our homes within 400m of anywhere you are in Ireland! It all started off as […]
Case Study for Reuse: Earthway Refill Shop in Ireland
The first thing that strikes you about The Earthway Refill Shop is all the natural colours. Jars and dispensers full of organic produce line the shelves. What’s on display here is quality products. Not Branding. It feels warm and calm. Various goods are laid out for refill. Vats of fresh olive oil sit waiting for […]
Reuse for future: Legislative and practical approaches to truly sustainable packaging
On July 6th, 2021, from 9h30-16h30. A Digital event hosted on Zoom. Registrations are open. For the 8th time, Environmental Action Germany (DUH) is carrying out the European REUSE Conference, a high-level event that brings together key stakeholders from industry, business, politics and civil society. The biannual conference is presented by Environmental Action Germany […]
Webinar: Are we getting closer to a circular economy in Europe?
In 2020, the European Commission announced the framework for its second Circular Economy Action Plan. As a result, an ambitious framework for EU Member States is being developed, whilst neighboring non-EU countries have also followed suit and introduced a number of their own measures. However, despite this recent legislative activity, the question as to whether […]