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Reuse Resources

Publications on Reuse

A Just Transition to Reusable Packaging: Necessary Conditions, Benefits, and Best Practice


Benchmark of Solutions: 7 major routes for less plasticized, more durable and reusable offerings (French)

No Plastic in My Seas

Beyond the Plastic Bag: Sparking a Seachange for Reuse

Closed Loop Partners

Bringing Reusable Packaging Systems to Life 

Closed Loop Partners

City Playbook: Building a reuse city 

Consumers Beyond Waste, World Economic Forum

Consumers Beyond Waste: Briefing paper

World Economic Forum

Eat Without Waste: Hong Kong’s takeout packaging challenge
ADM Capital Foundation 

Food service businesses in Toronto are willing to change their practices around single-use and reusable foodware

The University of Toronto Trash Team and the Toronto Environmental Alliance


Future of Reusable Consumption Models
World Economic Forum 

Good Coffee, Bad Cup: How to curb ocean plastic pollution by switching to refill and reuse solutions

Guidance for Reusable Packaging: Understanding goals and assumptions in order to design a more successful reusable packaging program

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Job Creation in the Re-use Sector: Data insights from social enterprises

Just One Word: Refillables

Many Happy Returns: Combining insights from the environmental and behavioural sciences to understand what is required to make reusable packaging mainstream
Sustainable Production and Consumption

Marrying Safety with Sustainability in Food Packaging: Briefing for Businesses

Zero Waste Europe

Moving Away From Single-Use: Guide for National Decision Makers to Implement the Single-Use Plastics Directive

Rethink Plastic

Putting Second-hand First to Create Local Jobs: Guidance for municipalities to develop local re-use strategies
Zero Waste Europe and RREUSE

Realising Reuse: The potential for scaling up reusable packaging, and policy recommendations
Rethink Plastic Alliance 

Reducing Packaging Waste: Choose prevention and reuse
Zero Waste Europe and Reloop

Reusable Solutions: How governments can help stop single-use plastic pollution

Rethink Plastic Alliance

Reusable Packaging Protects Public Health & the Environment
The Unwrapped Project

Reusable vs. Single-Use Packaging: A review of environmental impacts
Zero Waste Europe and Reloop

Reusables are Doable

Greenpeace USA

Reusable Transport Packaging: State of the Industry 2020 Report

Reusable Packaging Association

Reuse: Rethinking Packaging

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Reuse Wins: The environmental, economic, and business case for transitioning from single-use to reuse in food service


Take-Out Catering and Waste Reduction Survey (French)

No Plastic in My Seas

The Role of Legislation and Standards in Mainstreaming Reusable Packaging


Single-use beverage cups and their alternatives: Recommendations from Life Cycle Assessments

United Nations Environment Programme 

Solutions on Tap: A guide to introducing a reusable cup scheme at events

City to Sea

Sustainability of reusable packaging–Current situation and trends

Resources, Conservation & Recycling: X


Unpacked: how supermarkets can cut plastic packaging in half by 2025

Greenpeace UK

Upstream Innovation: A guide to packaging solutions 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

What is Reuse?: Your Guide to the Reuse Revolution

Zero Waste and Economic Recovery 
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives 

Explainer Videos

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I Tried Zero Waste Take-Out (DeliverZero
Are Reusable Containers The Future One S
I Tried Blueland's Low-Waste Cleaning Pr

Lists and Directories of Reuse Organizations

bepakt Archive List of Zero Waste Shops (Global)

Circular Economy Directory

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Upstream Innovation Case Study Database (Global)

Gitte-mary List of Zero Waste Shops (Global)

Litterless Zero Waste Grocery Guide (United States)

Reusable Packaging Association

UPSTREAM Reuse Business Directory (Global)

Food Packaging Decision Making Tool

The Understand Packaging (UP) Scorecard

Food Packaging Forum Foundation

Report and Customizable Excel Model on Quantity and Mass of Disposable Foodware in the US

The Dirty Truth About Disposable Foodware

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