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September 28, 2023

#WeChooseReuse partners make a final push for reuse before EU Plenary Vote

The European Union’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) is making its final steps through the legislative process, with a European Parliament plenary vote expected by the end of November 2023.    The PPWR has seen many delays over the last two years. It has faced a high level of industry lobby interest with EU […]
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#WeChooseReuse partners make a final push for reuse before EU Plenary Vote

The European Union’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) is making its final steps through the legislative process, with a European Parliament plenary vote expected by the end of November 2023.    The PPWR has seen many delays over the last two years. It has faced a high level of industry lobby interest with EU […]
Written by Bethany KeeleySeptember 28, 2023
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May 18, 2022

#WeChooseReuse joins the World Refill Day campaign

On the 16th June 2022, NGOs and #breakfreefromplastic members from around the world will be celebrating World Refill Day: a global campaign initiated by UK-based environmental organisation City to Sea.    This global public awareness campaign aims to help people live with less waste. Partners, supporters, and thousands of everyday activists around the world will […]
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July 16, 2021

Meet a tip: tap, the non-profit campaigning for tap water in Germany

A tip: tap (a tip: tap water) is a non-profit association that campaigns for tap water, against packaging waste and thus for an ecologically sustainable lifestyle. We are campaigning for a water revolution, to make tap water the main beverage of our society. Since the 1970s, bottled water consumption in Germany has increased more than […]
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June 16, 2021

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, […]
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Packaging at the core

How does packaging relate to chemicals, food waste, waste trade and climate change? The relationship is closer than people may think. Overall production of packaging and packaging waste has steadily grown over the past 20 years.  2018 in Europe saw a record 174 kg of packaging waste per person. Between 2009 and 2019, paper & […]
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June 16, 2022

Ekologi brez meja wins support for reuse from Slovenian decision-makers

For inspiration on how to engage decision-makers, our #breakfreefromplastic Slovenian member Ekologi brez meja offers their effective engagement process, which gained support from three Slovenian MEPs for reuse – Irena Joveva, Milan Brglez and Franc Bogovič. With the right support and conditions, reuse can thrive in Europe, and lead to a much needed effective reduction […]
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June 15, 2022

Realising Reuse Across Slovenia

Written by Žaklina Žnajder, Ekologi brez meja.   Reuse is one of the most effective waste prevention measures. We can do a lot on an individual level, and we can be even more successful if the local community helps us. As we celebrate World Refill Day on June 16 2022, we took a closer look at […]
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November 15, 2022

Open letter to EU decision-makers sends one last signal for strong reuse legislation

Ahead of the proposal of the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste legislation, #WeChooseReuse reiterates the call for reuse and prevention to be at the core of EU packaging legislation.   An open letter signed by Rethink Plastic alliance, #WeChooseReuse and latest #WeChooseReuse partner ANEC sends one last strong signal to EU decision-makers that they must […]
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October 27, 2022

ANEC Chooses Reuse!

ANEC is the European consumer voice in standardisation, with members representing national consumer organisations from across 33 countries. To bring the voice of the consumer to the campaign ANEC has joined #WeChooseReuse as a supporting partner.  For consumers to be able to further reduce single-use packaging and single-use consumer products, their access to reuse systems […]
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October 18, 2022

#WeChooseReuse reiterates campaign demands in the run up to the EU revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive

Single-use packaging (including plastic, aluminum, paper) is contributing  to the triple climate, biodiversity, and pollution crisis. In 2018, the level of packaging used in Europe reached new heights, with a record of 174kg of packaging waste per person (1). To enforce and strengthen current EU policies, the European Commission is reviewing the Packaging and Packaging […]
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February 9, 2022
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The #WeChooseReuse Campaign meets the European Commission

The #WeChooseReuse campaign kicked off the new year with two meetings with the European Commission. On the 26th January and 2 February we met with Virginijus Sinkevicius (Commissioner on Environment, Oceans and Fisheries) and Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice President of the European Commission) to discuss the challenges that businesses and local authorities face when implementing […]
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November 24, 2021
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#WeChooseReuse celebrates one year

With over 100,000 individuals, over 150 NGOs, 263 businesses and 33 municipalities across Europe, the #WeChooseReuse campaign has come a long way in just one year.  Check out our one year anniversary video and discover the journey we have been through.  
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June 17, 2021

14 Days of Action for Reuse Systems!

Across Europe, #BreakFreeFromPlastic members are calling for reuse systems to be put in place. The #WeChooseReuse 14 Days of Action in June, was an opportunity to make noise for reuse and have individuals ACT by signing the reuse commitment. Check out the #WeChooseReuse Toolkit shared with member organizations.
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September 28, 2023

#WeChooseReuse partners make a final push for reuse before EU Plenary Vote

The European Union’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) is making its final steps through the legislative process, with a European Parliament plenary vote expected by the end of November 2023.    The PPWR has seen many delays over the last two years. It has faced a high level of industry lobby interest with EU […]
READ STORY
November 15, 2022

Open letter to EU decision-makers sends one last signal for strong reuse legislation

Ahead of the proposal of the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste legislation, #WeChooseReuse reiterates the call for reuse and prevention to be at the core of EU packaging legislation.   An open letter signed by Rethink Plastic alliance, #WeChooseReuse and latest #WeChooseReuse partner ANEC sends one last strong signal to EU decision-makers that they must […]
READ STORY
October 27, 2022

ANEC Chooses Reuse!

ANEC is the European consumer voice in standardisation, with members representing national consumer organisations from across 33 countries. To bring the voice of the consumer to the campaign ANEC has joined #WeChooseReuse as a supporting partner.  For consumers to be able to further reduce single-use packaging and single-use consumer products, their access to reuse systems […]
READ STORY
October 18, 2022

#WeChooseReuse reiterates campaign demands in the run up to the EU revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive

Single-use packaging (including plastic, aluminum, paper) is contributing  to the triple climate, biodiversity, and pollution crisis. In 2018, the level of packaging used in Europe reached new heights, with a record of 174kg of packaging waste per person (1). To enforce and strengthen current EU policies, the European Commission is reviewing the Packaging and Packaging […]
READ STORY

Packaging at the core

How does packaging relate to chemicals, food waste, waste trade and climate change? The relationship is closer than people may think. Overall production of packaging and packaging waste has steadily grown over the past 20 years.  2018 in Europe saw a record 174 kg of packaging waste per person. Between 2009 and 2019, paper & […]
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