7 June 2016 – As more countries consider deposit-return (DRS) as a means to reduce litter and encourage recycling of beverage containers, many are questioning the impacts that such a system would have on municipalities, particularly those that have an existing source separation program in place. The main argument put forward by opponents is that […]
Dispatches from Europe: A Rush of Regulations on Plastic Bags
2 June 2016 – An iconic symbol of our linear, throwaway economy, single-use plastic bags are a major source of environmental pollution, especially in marine environments where animals are often injured or killed after becoming entangled or ingesting plastic bags mistaken for food. According to the European Commission, an estimated 100 billion plastic carrier bags […]
Dispatches from Europe: Circular Economy Explained
15 March 2016 – In the first of a series of columns digging into the details of sustainability and materials recovery abroad, Clarissa explains how the European Commission is legislating the circular economy and what it means for the recycling industry. Read the article in Resource Recycling magazine here.
Monetize the eco-externalities
On September 9th, 2015, Clarissa Morawski, Managing Director of the Reloop Platform (www.reloopplatform.eu) had the opportunity to join fellow ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) bloggers Ranjith Annepu (Waste Wise), Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola (WeCyclers), Rob Buurman (Bond Beter Leefmilieu), and Zoë Lenkiewicz (communications and business developmentconsultant) on stage in the final conference session. Clarissa reflected on the […]
Renewed Support for Deposit Return in Belgium
Officials are taking a closer look at a solution for increasing the quantity and quality of reuse and recycling in Belgium. In August 2014, Walloon’s Minister for Environment, Spatial Planning, Mobility and Transport, Airports and Animal Welfare, Carlo Di Antonio, acknowledged that Wallonia has a litter problem. To help clean up the mess, he has […]
Clarissa Morawski discusses Circular Economy on The Agenda
As the European Commission considers its legislative package to deal with waste and de-carbonization, Clarissa Morawski talks about Circular Economy and how it can improve our lives.
Clarissa Morawski – Managing Director of Reloop
As CM Consulting approaches its 18th year in business, Clarissa Morawski, Principal of the company, takes on the most challenging task to date and focuses her energy and experience in waste reduction policy on Europe.
The Evolving Ton
In May 2014, in an effort to better forecast and prepare for future tonnages and material types, and to target communication and education for the program in the future, the City of Calgary commissioned CM Consulting, Kelleher Environmental and Sound Resource Management to study the factors that are influencing the downward trend in recycling. Key […]
Newly Released: Who Pays What 2014
This is the sixth edition of Who Pays What 2014, the most comprehensive analysis of empty beverage container collection and costs in Canada. You can download the whole thing (27.6MB!) or individual parts below. This year we’ve tried something new. In addition to being downloadable and viewable in full-colour PDF format, we’ve summarized the report using […]
A Look at Access to Recycling in USA
With the proliferation of recycling programs for packaging and paper across North America, the need for meaningful performance measurements has become increasingly important, not only for municipal and state governments, but for manufacturers and retailers of packaged food and consumer goods as well. Clarissa Morawski, Principal, CM Consulting provides a concise status report on Access […]