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This is how we build impact-driven business models that tackle plastic pollution

As you might already know by now, venture building lies at the heart of the Zero Waste Living Lab’s mission to close the tap on plastic pollution. Seeking to systemically overturn the inefficiencies of the current plastics economy, we build ventures that provide meaningful and lasting solutions, catering for all stakeholders involved.  But how exactly …

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From niche to mainstream: How an Indonesian e-commerce platform is making sustainable living the norm

We have recently joined forces with one-stop learning and shopping platform Sustaination. Sustaination provides educational tools for environmental awareness and offers sustainable replacements to single-use plastics, thus we are thrilled to be supporting their growth as a company and aiding their mission to overcome plastic pollution in Indonesia. To find out more about how the …

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Koinpack joins forces with waste banks in Indonesia to tackle plastic pollution

Earlier in 2020, our venture Koinpack kicked off its pilot by implementing its reuse solution in two warungs in West Jakarta, where the venture has been providing customers with a sustainable alternative to currently used single-use plastic sachets, which are virtually impossible to recycle. Koinpack’s solution comes in the form of reusable bottles that can …

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Reuse is reduce. The role of reuse business models in eliminating global plastic pollution

While there exist many solutions to turn off the tap on plastic waste, an increasing body of evidence shows that reducing the growth in plastic consumption is of utmost importance if we want to make a significant impact in cutting plastic pollution. In fact, as the recent Breaking the Plastic Wave report from SystemIQ and …

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Why investing in reuse is both environmentally and economically sensible

Stemming the tide of the plastic crisis requires systemic solutions that tackle the problem at the source. Expanding the implementation of innovative reuse solutions is key to achieving this. The costs of plastic waste Marine plastic pollution is among the most urgent environmental problems pressing our planet, with nearly 8 million tons of plastic ending …

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Consumer Insights on Circular Solutions: How customers are responding to our venture QYOS

Whether laundry detergent or liquid soap, household products are staple for the Indonesian population. However, in Jakarta, these basic necessities significantly contribute to more than 600 cubic meters of plastic waste produced in housing blocks across the city. To combat environmental devastation, our venture QYOS has developed a circular system to replace plastic packaging of …

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Building Kecipir: What does it take to launch an impact-driven start-up in Indonesia

Prior to becoming CEO of farm-to-fork venture Kecipir, Tantyo Bangun began his career in journalism, documenting agricultural NGOs in Brussels and serving as National Geographic Magazine Indonesia’s first editor-in-chief. Now, 11 years later, Tantyo is overhauling food production in Jakarta with a sustainable and local delivery system that connects organic farmers directly to customers to …

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Indonesia’s First Refill Vending Machine Launched

Jakartan residents living in apartment complexes will now have fast, easy and affordable access to daily household products without the burden of single-use plastics, thanks to our latest reuse venture: Qyos! Plastic waste is currently one of the greatest threats to the health of Jakarta’s population and its environment as nearly 7,000 tonnes of this …

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How our venture Koinpack is disrupting the sachet industry with a reusable and circular alternative

The popularity of cheap, single-use sachets has brought with it a tsunami of plastic waste that Indonesia, and indeed the world, is struggling to close the tap on. It is estimated that, for detergent products alone, around 27 million lower-income households in Indonesia purchase at least one sachet per day. Once used and discarded, these difficult-to-recycle plastic pouches remain in the environment …

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Start-Ups, Sustainability, and the Reuse Movement in Indonesia: A conversation with Zero Waste Living Lab venture builder Tauhid Pandji

After a career spent in the oil and gas industry, Tauhid Pandji turned his business management skills to creating accessible solutions for Indonesians to skip single-use plastics and found his purpose in helping close the tap on plastic pollution in his beloved home country, Indonesia. He is a venture builder at Enviu’s Zero Waste Living …

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