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September 15, 2021
Circular Materials Ontario selects Reverse Logistics Group as the service provider for their new packaging producer responsibility organization (PRO)

Circular Materials Ontario has selected Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) as the primary service provider in creating the new PRO. As a not-for-profit producer responsibility organization registered with the province’s regulator, Circular Materials intends to provide producers with a full-service offering in Ontario that meets all requirements under the province’s Blue Box Regulation.     The Collaboration:    Circular […]

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September 1, 2021
Extended Producer Responsibility applicable to distance sellers of packaged products

In the past months, RLG has monitored a rising number of countries across Europe that extended the obligated parties subjected to EPR regulations (especially for the packaging fraction). We will take a look at Slovenia, Finland, Sweden, and Portugal.  Since July 1st, distance sellers are now obligated producers in Slovenia. Thus, a company outside of […]

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July 21, 2021
DALE LA VUELTA: An initiative to transform electronic waste into an opportunity

The numbers associated with WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment) have been increasing at an alarming rate every year. Underlining that, in Peru, only 20 percent of WEEE was recycled properly in 2019, highlighting the possibility of a big room for improvement in the country’s waste management policies and practices. The campaign “Dale la Vuelta,” which translates to “Turn […]

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July 1, 2021
Visible Fees

Have you heard of visible fees? In some countries, producers subjected to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) must make recycling fees for the product or part of the product they have purchased visible to business partners and end-users. But what are precisely visible fees, how should they be communicated, and where are they mandatory? The meaning […]

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June 17, 2021
Case Study: Strengthen Your Environmental Compliance Management with Centralization and Outsourcing

Companies that operate multi-nationally often face a high level of complexity regarding compliance obligations. In Europe alone, more than 80 different regulations apply to WEEE, batteries, and packaging. As a result, more and more companies are choosing to outsource and centralize these obligations as it's often a time-consuming and costly task that is not part […]

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May 11, 2021
From Ambition to Action – RLG is proud to have contributed to the "Circular Economy Roadmap for Germany.

RLG is proud to have contributed to the "Circular Economy Roadmap for Germany" as part of the Circular Economy Initiative Germany (CEID), which is available (in German). The roadmap offers an overarching narrative that can unite economic and environmental policy and thus contribute significantly to achieving the goals of the European Green Deal.   RLG is a founding member of the […]

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April 29, 2021
Battery collection scheme CCR REBAT increases collection volume by 52 percent

The battery year 2020, like many others, was marked by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, which unfortunately still keeps us on our toes. We are all the more proud of an excellent year under very difficult conditions. The REBAT battery collection scheme grew again in 2020 and could contribute to and ensure responsible collection and recycling of […]

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April 15, 2021
RLG Impact Series: ODN@WIAMY Project

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools have to close, and students are faced with distance learning. Especially when studying remotely via digital channels, adequate hardware is essential for a successful learning experience. Unfortunately, not all children have access to the appropriate computer equipment at home.  To address this problem, CCR Poland has launched ODN@WIAMY which means […]

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April 8, 2021
DRS Veteran joins RLG

Hans-Joachim Bevers takes over a strategic role at RLG as a Business Development Executive on April 1st. This represents a major step for RLG as the company continues to strengthen its capability and focus on becoming the leading provider of innovative solutions for deposit refund systems (DRS) on a global level.  For years, Hans-Joachim Bevers has been a thought leader, designer and an active practitioner in the German deposit system, making him one of the leading experts […]

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March 25, 2021
RLG Impact Series: Formalizing India’s Informal Electronic Waste Sector

Driven by strong economic growth and changing consumption patterns, electronic waste (e-waste) generated in India has increased by more than 60 percent since 2016. With 3.2 million tons in 2019, the country is the third largest e-waste producer worldwide, according to the Global E-waste Monitor 2020. The Indian e-waste market is dominated by the informal […]

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