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Why are the refill and reuse methods considered environmentally friendly?

Plastic waste is an ongoing problem that continues to destroy the environment, human and wildlife. In order to effectively tackle the root cause of this problem it is vital that businesses and the public  think differently about packaging. There need to be an uprising of legit innovations that challenge the existing designs, material and design …

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What is recycling?

Recycling is when materials are collected and processed into new products instead of being thrown away. This benefits the environment and the community. There are three steps to recycling namely collection and processing, manufacturing and also getting new products made from recycled materials. What are the benefits of recycling? The benefits are that the economic …

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The Future Is Refillable – Next Gen Smart Dispensers

Cleantech and Greentech are steeply rising investment areas globally. According to John Doerr, a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital company Kleiner Perkins, “Green technologies – going green – is bigger than the internet. It could be the biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century.” Global retail specialist Smollan is focusing on the potential around …

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Packaging gets smart

Plastic waste is a growing crisis. Half of all plastic ever made has only been created since 2002 with 40% being for single use. The worst part is that only 16% of plastic is recycled. This means that we are rapidly escalating the amount of plastic in the world and recycling has not proven to …

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Gcwalisa dispensers help reduce single-use plastic at spaza shops

Retail solutions company Smollan and product and service design practice DYDX paired up to create a more sustainable solution for the sale of FMCG products in the informal retail market in South Africa.  The Gcwalisa dispensers allow customers to purchase food and homecare products in values from as little as R1. Spaza owners can quickly …

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