Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • INC-4: Voices from the Global Plastics Treaty Negotiations

    INC-4: Voices from the Global Plastics Treaty Negotiations

    The new season of Redemption brings you a special live recording from the 4th Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) meeting in Ottawa, in April 2024. Tune in to understand the stakes at INC-4 and what it means for the global fight against plastic pollution. Featuring insightful discussions with Taylor Cass Talbott from the International Alliance of Waste Pickers (IAWP), exploring the crucial role that waste pickers play in shaping effective and fair environmental policies. Read IAWP’s Vision for a Just Transition for Waste Pickers under the UN Plastics Treaty to know more. And listen to expert analysis from Clara Vazeix from CalRecycle, California’s Department of Resources, Recycling, and Recovery, on the complexities of implementing large-scale recycling and recovery initiatives. Visit BottleBillReimagined.org, and follow Reloop on X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn, and Facebook for Bottle Bill news, updates in the world of resource recovery, and more.

  • Redemption - The Podcast Designed to Save THE PLANET!

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    Redemption - The Podcast Designed to Save THE PLANET!

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    Join us on a new chapter of "Redemption," as we delve deeper into resource recovery and circular material management, exploring their environmental and social ramifications. Each month, we will bring you a curated selection of content on a wide array of environmental and social topics, keeping you informed about global policy practices. Stay tuned as we further our mission to safeguard our planet.

  • Season 1

  • DRS & EPR: Better Together

    DRS & EPR: Better Together

    In the 14th episode of Redemption, we delve into one final facet of A Guide to Modern Deposit Return Systems: 10 Essential Practices - Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Explore how EPR and DRS can complement each other to enhance packaging recovery and recycling rates. Featuring insights from industry experts Mike Noel of TOMRA and Lynn Hoffman of Eureka Recycling, we uncover why DRS is a vital component of effective EPR implementation, and how integrating DRS into EPR legislation can lead to higher recycling rates. Download “A Guide to Modern Deposit Return Systems: 10 Essential Practices” on BottleBillReimagined.org

  • Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in DRSs

    Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in DRSs

    Episode 13 of Redemption, delves into the intersection of modern deposit return systems (DRS) and existing curbside recycling programs, focusing on their impact on material recovery facilities (MRFs). We discuss how well-designed DRSs can complement MRF operations, mitigate revenue loss, and improve material recovery. Through insights from industry experts Lynn Hoffman in Minnesota and Robert Kelman in Australia, we explore the challenges and opportunities of integrating MRFs into DRSs, offering practical solutions for policymakers and stakeholders. Download “A Guide to Modern Deposit Return Systems: 10 Essential Practices” on BottleBillReimagined.org

  • DRS and Reuse: What's the Link?

    DRS and Reuse: What's the Link?

    In the twelfth episode of Redemption, we dive into the link between deposit return systems (DRS) and reuse initiatives. With single-use packaging dominating modern consumption, the resurgence of reusable packaging offers promising solutions to combat plastic waste. Our exploration highlights the pivotal role of DRS in facilitating the transition to refillable containers, amplifying the impact of reuse on environmental sustainability and economic efficiency. Featuring insights from Kirstie Pecci of Just Zero, Alexis Eisenberg from Reloop, and Henriette Schneider in Germany, we uncover innovative approaches driving the shift towards a circular economy. Download “A Guide to Modern Deposit Return Systems: 10 Essential Practices” on BottleBillReimagined.org