Welcome to the Plastic IQ Solutions Database,
a guide to technologies, strategies, and best practices for reducing plastic waste


Solutions and case studies

  • Direct elimination (e.g., eliminating film packaging on multi-packs, selling unpackaged fruit and vegetables).
  • Innovative elimination (e.g., using edible packaging, switching sales from single-use to durable products such as water filters).

References and further reading

(1) SYSTEMIQ Ltd (2020). Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution. (Link)

(2) New Plastics Economy. (Link)

(3) Ellen MacArthur Foundation: Upstream Innovation. A guide to packaging solutions. (Link)

(4) EPA: Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging: A Guide for Food Services and Restaurants. (Link)

(5) European Economic and Social Committee: Recycling food packaging & food waste in plastics revolution. (Link)

(6) WRAP (2019): Eliminating Problem Plastics. (Link)

(7) McKinsey (2020). Sustainability in packaging: Inside the minds of US consumers. (Link)

(8) WWF Packaging. (Link)

(9) Ellen MacArthur Foundation: Plastics Pact. (Link)