Archive | Recycling

Dispatches from Europe: Are we ready for reusable packaging?

20 June 2017 – Single-use packaging is easy to spot. A short walk along a beach, anywhere in the world, will reveal the consequences of our throwaway culture as each tide brings in a fresh layer of debris, most of it single-use plastics. In some countries, the growing pressure to do something about single-use packaging has […]

Deposit Return: How it Works

If we look internationally—Europe, US, Canada, Middle East, China, and Australia—massive efforts are underway to introduce or expand existing programs, as governments recognize deposit-return as a modern solution to litter caused by single-use bottles and cans as well as far superior recycling rates. New laws have received much public support, and most respondents to public […]

CM Consulting Releases Global Overview of Deposit Return Systems

Press Release 31 May 2017 – As the problem of marine litter has steadily grown worse, there has been renewed interest in deposit return for the recovery of single-use beverage containers. Deposit return systems (DRS) are a proven tool to collect high quantities of empty beverage containers for reuse and high-quality recycling, and are vital to achieving […]

Is Access Everything?

7 February 2017 – “If you build it, they will come.” Over the years, this classic line from “Field of Dreams” has been applied to business thinking again and again, and when it comes to recycling, the “build it” mantra has in many ways summed up the industry’s strategy over the last 25 years. The […]

CM Consulting annonce son Qui Paie Quoi 2016

Peterborough, Canada, le 9 Décembre, 2016 – CM Consulting est heureuse d’annoncer la publication de l’édition 2016 du rapport Who Pays What (Qui paie quoi). Cette septième édition du rapport continue de présenter les données les plus récentes sur la récupération des contenants de boissons au Canada, y compris les mesures de performance et les […]

Dispatches from Europe: Why Deposit Return is EPR

6 December 2016 – More than two decades ago, Thomas Lindhqvist, a Swedish professor of Environmental Economics, coined the term extended producer responsibility, or EPR. At the time, Lindhqvist defined EPR as an environmental strategy that makes producers responsible for the entire life cycle of their products, especially takeback, recycling and final disposal. There are some […]

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CM Consulting Releases Who Pays What 2016

1 December 2016 – CM Consulting is pleased to announce the release of the 2016 Who Pays What report. This 7th edition of the report continues to feature the latest data on beverage container recovery in Canada, including province-specific performance rates and collection costs, as well as an analysis of environmental and economic benefits. To view […]

Return to Spender

Since being introduced to the market, there has been much debate — both in the beverage industry, and among politicians and the public — over the best way to collect non-refillable (single-use) beverage containers for recycling. With several European countries moving forward with deposit-return schemes to complement their existing collection models, CM Consulting’s Clarissa Morawski looks […]

Environmental Groups Criticize German Government for Reducing the EU Recycling Quotas

Note: The following press release was issued jointly by The Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND), Environmental Action Germany (DUH), and the umbrella organization German League for Nature, Animal and Environment Protection (DNR). To see the original press release, click here.  Joint Press Release  Environmental organisations criticise the German government for […]