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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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#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 […]
Written by Lamiaa BiazOctober 18, 2022
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April 16, 2021

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 […]
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March 31, 2021

Building resilience: Evaluating the case for reusable medical protective clothing

Medical protective clothing is essential not only to protect medical professionals from pathogens, but also to protect patients from possible contamination. Surgical masks, respirators, gowns, aprons, gloves, and visors have become indispensable in the fight against the COVID-19 virus, yet this increase in consumption and disposal of single-use products is negatively impacting our environment and […]
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March 31, 2021

Innovation is making reuse the most convenient and hygienic choice for consumers

There is nothing complicated about reuse, really. At home we have no problem using dishes, clothes, towels, washing them and placing them back in their spot. But everything seems to change the moment we leave our doorstep. We are used to grabbing our coffee from a coffee shop, gas station or kiosk. We order take-away […]
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February 14, 2021

Webinar: Creating effective systems for reuse

Join Zero Waste Europe on 13th April 2021 · 2:00 PM (CET) The ability to reuse products and materials sits right at the heart of the zero waste approach, as a basic prerequisite for a circular economy to flourish. To get reuse in the mainstream, a number of local and national systems must be both […]
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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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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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June 16, 2021

We Move Europe joins forces with #WeChooseReuse

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 […]
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June 15, 2021

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 […]
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June 15, 2021

Let's make noise on #WorldRefillDay!

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 […]
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