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The 3 roles municipalities must play to create an ecosystem for reuse solutions

As we watch flashy advertorials for the latest alternative materials, or sit back impressed by the sleek design of a new alternative delivery solution, It’s tempting to feel that the start-ups have it all figured out. But behind the sleek marketing material is the stark reality that changing decades of consumer behavior is not easy. …

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3 key learnings on how to tackle single-use sachets through collaborations

How is collaboration making Koinpack more successful? That’s the question we asked our speakers during our 3 year anniversary webinar’s first session. Our venture Koinpack is a reuse system that offers daily household products in reusable bottles to reduce single-use plastic sachets. We asked its director Bintang Ekananda to tell us a little more about …

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3 years of Zero Waste Living Lab – looking back with Anne

For its 3rd-year-anniversary, we want to look back at everything the Zero Waste Living Lab (ZWLL) program has achieved so far. With the ZWLL venture building program, Enviu tackles single-use plastics in Indonesia by building reuse and refill showcase ventures and by inspiring consumers and organizations globally to follow the movement. For this occasion, who …

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5 things to do when designing a reuse/refill solution

Single-use packaging is everywhere in our day-to-day life. Whether it’s straws, plastic bottles, or takeout packaging, it sometimes feels impossible to escape. By now, we know the problem. It’s of direct harm to wildlife, to ocean pollution and a contributor of greenhouse gases – the consequences are clear.  To stop this, we should create models …

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Ahead of COP26: If we talk climate we need to talk plastic

Next week marks the start of the long-awaited COP26, where leaders from all around the world will gather for what many see as our last chance at correcting our climate trajectory. The conference will address four topics: securing global net zero and keeping the 1.5 degrees within reach, protecting communities and natural habitats, mobilizing finance …

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Maximising Impact: Bringing the first smart refill vending machine from Chile to Jakarta

Positive impact is realized not only by new ideas, but also by replicating models and adapting them to a new context. Typically, we associate change with exciting brand-new innovations, fancy reusable cups, electric cars or hydrogen-powered vessels. But whilst less glamorous, it’s important we don’t underestimate the impact that can be created by replicating existing …

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Model Bisnis Sirkular di Balik Revolusi Guna Ulang di Indonesia

Oleh Dieuwertje Nelissen dan Tauhid Pandji awalnya muncul di NewSecurityBeat.org Bank sampah merupakan salah satu fondasi untuk mengurangi jumlah sampah di Indonesia. Dalam upaya untuk mencegah sampah plastik berakhir dibakar atau mencemari sungai, beberapa komunitas mendirikan bank sampah sebagai tempat bagi masyarakat membawa sampah plastiknya untuk bisa didaur ulang. Hanya dalam kurun waktu beberapa bulan, …

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Did the pandemic halt consumer interest in reuse?

Though the first reaction to the pandemic saw customers choosing single-use over reuse due to falsely perceived lower standards of hygiene, the move away from reuse might actually have been overblown in sustainable circles. Contrary to popular opinion, research has shown that the pandemic has actually heightened interest in the climate crisis. People are keenly …

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How we’re designing a reusable takeout box that is sustainable, storable, & sanitary

With a new year comes new opportunities, especially for our reuse venture Cupkita.  After launching Indonesia’s first reusable cup service for coffee stores this past July, Cupkita’s efforts to provide customers with a sustainable alternative to single-use cups were brought to a halt as a result of lockdown restrictions. Nonetheless, our mission to reform the …

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