Reusable Solutions to Single-Use Culture

Recycling plastic is a good thing, but stopping the cycle and the plastic waste before it starts, is better. Globally, we generate 300 million tons of plastic waste every year, of which about 50% is for single-use purposes. To cut down the use of single-use items, we need to disrupt the current standards when it comes to our throwaway culture. 

It all starts with small actions, habits and purchase decisions, like swapping out single-use disposable items for more durable and reusable goods, but to make a radical and systemic change, the whole ecosystem is needed. Customers are ready but are the companies?

NextGen CupRepack and Kamupak are great examples of companies that have piloted reusable solutions and are leading the way in engaging the ecosystem to make the systemic change. They share their insights on what it takes to scale reusable solutions and what kind of partners do you need. And the important question is, how can you be part of advancing reusable solutions? 


25th May 2021
2:30 to 3:30 CET


NextGen Consortium
Daniel Liswood, Director, NextGen Consortium
The NextGen Consortium is a global consortium that aims to address the world’s single-use food packaging waste by advancing the design, commercialization, and recovery of packaging alternatives. Together with Starbucks and McDonalds they have piloted reusable cups in the USA.
Saara Smith, COO, Kamupak
Kamupak has developed a digital deposit system for reusable products to reduce the world’s waste load. Currently Kamupak is running a pilot with restaurants in Helsinki to test their deposit system with reusable coffee cups.

Christof Trowitz, Business Developer, Repack

RePack is making Reuse the new normal with a reusable and returnable packaging service for e-commerce. They have partnered up with some of the biggest online retailers to minimise the use of single-use plastic.


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