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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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Alner Accelerate the Impact in Reducing Plastic Waste Through Reuse With Norwegian Retailer’s Environment Fund

Alner Accelerate the Impact in Reducing Plastic Waste Through Reuse With Norwegian Retailer’s Environment Fund Jakarta, June 2023 — We’re delighted to announce that our Alner teams have its recent recognition as the recipient of a prestigious award from the Norwegian Retailers’ Environment Fund! This achievement marks a significant milestone in Alner’s journey as the first …

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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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Koinpack is the Winner of the Technology Innovation Challenge (TIC) on Healthy Oceans – Prevent Plastic Waste

We’re proud to announce that Koinpack has won the first ADB Innovation Hub’s Healthy Oceans Technology Innovation Challenge (TIC), a grant awarded to a high-level technology solution to address an identified development challenge. Koinpack focused on tackling plastic waste at the source, and is the first provider of reusable packaging in Indonesia. Koinpack will use …

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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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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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Qyos, Household Product Refill Station in Urban Residential Areas

Good news for those of you who live at Kalibata City Apartments, the social company Qyos is building a refill station for cleaning and body care products. Their vision is to introduce an eco-friendly lifestyle that is compact and affordable. The accumulation of plastic waste in Indonesia makes it a problem that requires immediate response. …

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