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Winning the Strive Innovation Fund 2023, Alner is Pioneering a Reuse Revolution

In a world inundated with single-use plastics and disposable packaging, the need for sustainable alternatives has never been more pressing. Alner, a trailblazing initiative, is committed to revolutionizing the way people consume everyday essentials. By harnessing the power of returnable and reusable packaging, Alner is reshaping the landscape of sustainability, one refill at a time. …

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Koinpack is now Alner: We are rebranding!

Koinpack is now Alner: we are rebranding! Written by Shiba Kurian Rebranded from Koinpack to Alner, the Enviu venture is Indonesia’s first returnable and reusable packaging system provider for consumer goods such as detergent, shampoo, and food products.  =======  “Is it a cryptocurrency?”  “How do you spell it?  “What is Coinpack?”  What started as a …

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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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Zero waste stores are exponentially growing and supermarket chains follow plastic-free trend

Bali’s first bulk-foods store that is plastic free and has over 300 food and non-food items. The founder Silvija Rumiha opened the first store in May 2018 and due to its great success and demand opened a second store already 9 months later. On average the store serves about 20-30 customers daily. From an impact …

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Reusable systems could become a multi-billion industry, unlocking opportunities for new business models and market participants

How building an economy that is regenerative and restorative by design with new reuse and service models unlocks economic and ecological opportunities. Today, plastics are omnipresent materials in our social practices, economic relations, and the natural environment. On the one hand, lightness, low cost, and durability let us perceive plastics as miracle material​1​. On the …

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In a best-case recycling scenario plastic packaging production and plastic leakage still double by 2050

How bending the curve on single-use plastics production is a real solution to plastic pollution that opens up social and economic opportunities for all. Recycling, upcycling and waste-to-energy are means to immediately deal with the amounts of plastic waste that already pile up – they are mopping technologies, but they are not reducing the inflow …

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Building The Innovation Ecosystem: Our First Zero Waste Meet Up

Zero Waste experts and social entrepreneurs that aim to radically reduce single-use plastics at the source gathered in Bandung, West Java for our first zero waste meet-up in February 2019. We revealed chances and challenges, and developed ideas to scale the impact of the zero waste movement and social entrepreneurs. The meet up attracted 20 …

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