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Feel good refill!

The beautiful beaches, thick forests and unique ecosystems of Indonesia are threatened by a growing plastic problem. If not addressed the countries’ precious ecosystems and people’s health are at risk.However, there are solutions. Our newest venture has the potential to stop 200,000 bottles entering the ocean each year – and that’s just for one hotel. …

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The Power of Systemic Change: Social ventures as bottom up change makers to eliminate plastic pollution

How a structured and systemic approach to entrepreneurship could proof and build solutions that have the power to drive sustainable change and parallelly create an eco-system that enables and stimulates these innovations to succeed at scale “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the …

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Overcoming the Cost of Reusable Alternatives through Digitalization: Our Second Zero Waste Meetup

Motivated by the success of our last meetup, we held another! This time we met amongst the lush hillside jungle of Bandung to discuss the use of digitization to fuel reuse systems and reduce single-use plastics.   Whilst single-use plastics still hold an unfair advantage, the emerging digitalization of reuse system could create a clear opportunity …

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The Indonesian Zero Waste Market: a promising niche market with the potential to accelerate

How the Indonesian Zero Waste Market is a promising niche market that is ready for growth and becoming a sustainable gamechanger towards plastic pollution on the long-term In between mountains of natural beauty and trashIndonesia is home to some of the richest and most unique terrestrial and marine biodiversity areas. Mangroves, wetlands, rainforest, endemic plants …

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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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Imagine Zero Waste being the new normal: A fascinating future without single-use plastics

How the future of a localized, circular and zero waste economy increases human health and well-being, regenerates ecosystems and creates value for all stakeholders.   How will the future be different from today? Imagine a future where all materials and products are treated with value and flow circularly. Our resources stay in the loop and …

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