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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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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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