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Be part of the reuse solutions!

Learn more about the different facets of reuse systems through this collection of reports, videos, podcasts, and more!

You can also find tried and tested tools and materials from BFFP members that you can directly use for your own reuse or refill work.

POLICY BRIEF:

Accelerating the Scaling of Reuse Systems in the Global Plastics Treaty

The Global Plastics Policy Centre team of the University of Portsmouth, in collaboration with #Break Free From Plastic unpacks the key considerations for designing reuse systems, and the critical enablers needed to ensure effective reuse policies.

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Making Reuse a Reality:

A systems approach to tackling single-use plastic pollution

Researchers are urging that reuse systems are prioritised as a key solution to reduce the severity of the plastic pollution crisis.

 

Reuse can be defined as a comprehensive system with multiple rotations of reusable packaging that remains within the ownership of the system and is loaned to the consumer.

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Duel
Break Free From Plastic | 2024

About 44% of plastic produced is for single-use plastic packaging: plastic that is used once and then disposed of, isn't this absurd?, companies can provide reuse solutions! With thanks to the team at Pabrika.

Corporate Accountability
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Posse
Break Free From Plastic | 2024

Are we disposable? With thanks to the team at Pabrika.

Reuse Systems, Repair
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Info Hub Plastic
Heinrich Böll Foundation | 2023

Our curated information hub provides well-researched publications, websites, and media on various aspects of the plastic crisis. In this ongoing project, we collect data and facts for political activists, campaigners & educators, initiatives & organisations, as well as networks & individuals who are engaged in the fight against the global plastic flood.

Narrative Shift
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Smartphone App Mehrwegwunsch (Reusable Request)
Küste gegen Plastik e.V. | 2023

Consumers can use the app to scan the barcode (EAN) of a product for which they would like reusable packaging. The association Küste gegen Plastik collects this feedback and sends it in a bundle to the companies. The app also contains positive examples of a wide range of products for which reusable solutions are already available. Consumers can send a message to the retail chains for these products, indicating that they would like to see these products in reusable packaging in the retail chain's range.

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ReuSe Vanguard Project (RSVP)
Zero Waste Europe | 2023

This blueprint aims to support and harmonise the creation of a well-performing and resilient reuse infrastructure development model in urban areas across Europe; and its scaling up in the next few years, starting with the key sector of reusable take-away food and drinks packaging. This sector has experienced an unprecedented rate of dynamism and innovation over the last few years and can be instrumental in setting up urban infrastructure which could later be used by other product and packaging categories.

Systems Designs
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Governments Deplasticize Us Now
Retoma | 2022

Would you throw away the dishes every time you use them?

Policy & Regulation
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Package-less and Reuse Systems Through Policy Intervention: rethinking packaging in international trade
Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) |

To spark innovative thinking and valuable discussions on this topic, QUNO has is delighted to present its latest report, which contains a focused analysis of the state of play of the packaging-free retail sector in Latin America, examining policy barriers (in the role of services) affecting the wider uptake of the packaging-free retail models in the region.

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Positionspapier „Mehrweg“
Ways out of the Plastic Crisis | 2022

Plastic waste in the sea has reached dramatic proportions. Every packaging and every piece of plastic that ends up in the environment can last for centuries.

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Topic page "reuse"
Exit Plastik | 2022

This topic page on the website of the German civil society alliance Exit Plastik provides an overview of the topic of reusable packaging. It contains information and links to further materials and campaigns by Exit Plastik Alliance and its members.

Policy & Regulation
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Report on identifying main sectors suitable for transition to reuse
Zero Waste Europe | 2022

The clear limitations of single-use packaging are being exposed, and reusable packaging is now standing high on the agenda of policy-makers and key market players. This report aims at bringing the evidence needed (from a quantitative and qualitative aspect) for determining the product categories that are most suitable for the transition of some packaging from single-use to reusable options.

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