The Plastic Waste Free School in Viet Nam

Students can become agents of behavior change towards the plastic waste problem. TARGET USERS: Educational Institution, Teacher, Student KEY CONSIDERATIONS: The exact implementation can be adapted to different school conditions and students’ attitudes towards the issue. Besides direct engagement and behaviour change aimed at students, a potential knock-on effect is that students and youths can influence their […]

Bye Bye Plastic Bag

Bye Bye Plastic Bags is a community engagement and educational movement driven by youth that advocates for no plastic bags.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses KEY CONSIDERATIONS: The campaign was launched in 2013, in Bali, and has since grown to 50 team sites with around the world. The teams raise public awareness by delivering school presentations and workshops, organizing beach clean-ups, […]

We Use

We Use is a reusable tableware rental and cleansing service for events in Hong Kong.   TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Only operating in Hong Kong.  MORE INFORMATION: THE PROBLEM Events are a significant source of plastic pollution, as single-use plastics are commonly used for food and drink service. While some events provide plastic collection and sorting bins, with the […]


Thread transforms plastic bottles into sustainable fabric, and partners with mainstream brands to produce clothing apparel products.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Industry KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Thread collects and processes plastic bottles into fabric in Haiti and Honduras. MORE INFORMATION: THE PROBLEM Single-use plastic bottles continue to pollute the environment and find pathways to the marine ecosystem.  THE SOLUTION Thread collects plastic bottles from […]

Reuse Models

Reusable containers and packaging eliminate the need for single-use plastic items in all sectors.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Globally, replacing just 20% of single-use plastic packaging with reusable alternatives offers an opportunity worth at least USD 10 billion. Reuse models can bring major user and business benefits including superior user experiences, user insights, brand […]


RePack provides retailers with reusable and returnable delivery packaging that replaces single-use materials for customer deliveries.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: RePack’s packaging materials are made from recycled products and designed for at least 40 use cycles.  MORE INFORMATION: THE PROBLEM Consumer goods are shipped using single-use packaging, a decision that is made by the company shipping out products to their customers. […]


Recircle is a reusable lunch box system that leverages a deposit scheme for restaurants.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Scheme is currently only available in Switzerland and Germany. MORE INFORMATION: THE PROBLEM Single-use take-away food containers including styrofoam boxes, plastic salad bowls and non-recyclable food wrappers, continue to overwhelm city waste management collection schedules, particularly in the summer […]

Product Certification

Third-party product certifications, labels or rankings on products that are plastic-free, contain low volumes of plastics, or are composed of secondary plastics, can create awareness and drive market differentiation.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Consumers are more aware than ever, requesting plastic-free alternatives and greater transparency in the market. MORE INFORMATION: THE PROBLEM Plastic is an […]

Precious Plastic

Precious Plastic is an open-source project that provides tools and guidance on creating local, small-scale recycling shops for the processing and manufacturing of new products.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Guidance is geared for plastic entrepreneurs that are motivated to recycle and manufacture new products on site.  MORE INFORMATION: THE PROBLEM Few single-use plastic items are actually recycled, with the […]

Plastic-Free Drinking Water

Cities can help end the trend of buying water in plastic by ensuring citizens have access to free, drinkable water.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Recent polls suggest that 65% of people would not buy plastic water bottles if tap water refills were freely available. MORE INFORMATION: THE PROBLEM Every year around the world we create […]