By Peter & Venky
March 17, 2019

reduce & reuse with packaging breakthroughs | blog post

In pursuit of the holy grail of packaging, many innovators are finding ways to eliminate packaging materials, reuse it, or create environmentally sustainable alternatives with acceptable tradeoffs on cost and functionality.

In this issue of your weekly Ubuntoo digest, we give examples of these innovations. 

In community,

Peter & Venky

PACKAGE FREE SOLUTIONS

The most eco-friendly choice apart from choosing not to consume, is to consume package free products like these listed on Ubuntoo:

 

REUSABLE PACKAGING

When packaging is inevitable, the next best solution is to make it reusable:

FORUM DISCUSSION ON PACKAGING

Join the discussion on potential breakthroughs in packaging on our Forums. The latest conversation explores a solution that is catching attention on Kickstarter that claims to check all the sustainability boxes for beverage and liquid packaging. We would love your inputs Is this Paper Bottle the solution to the world's plastic problem? Do not hesitate to post a question  on our forum if you want to tap into the Ubuntoo crowd expertise.

NEWSMAKERS

Here is a selection of news articles that caught our attention last week

PLASTIC CIRCULAR ECONOMY CHALLENGE

The CITEO International Circular Challenge is concluding in Paris on March 21st with a round of voting to determine the winner. Five of the finalists are part of the Ubuntoo community, Paptic wood fibre packaging, Ecovative mushroom-based material, Repack reusable packaging service, EcoAct beams made from waste plastic, Conceptos Plastico bricks from waste plastic.

Vote here to choose who will walk away with the €40,000 prize.

MUST READ, SEE & LISTEN
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition has released an excellent Design Guide for Recycled Content.

In keeping with our mission to scale sustainability solutions, we have started creating content featuring innovators of the Ubuntoo community. We have been overwhelmed by the positive response; hopefully you’ll like it too:

RECYCLING THE UNRECYCLABLE (Correction) 

In our last newsletter, we did not mention BioBTX as one of the winners of The Sustainable Packaging Coalition challenge for multi-material flexible packaging recovery. Join us to congratulate them along with the other winners.

"In Africa we have a concept known as  ubuntu,  based upon the recognition that we are only people because of other people" – Nelson Mandela 

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