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


Solutions and case studies

• Refill at home (e.g., refills delivered through a subscription service).

• Refill on the go (e.g., in-store bulk dispensers or reusable shopping bags).

• Return from home (e.g., collect reusable packages from the doorstep).

• Return on the go (e.g., return packaging to a drop-off point).

References and further reading

(1) Closed Loop Partners, IDEO: Bringing Reusable Packaging Systems to Life. Lessons Learned from Scaling Reusable Cups. (Link)

(2) Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2019). Reuse. Rethinking Packaging. (Link)

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

(4) Zero Waste Europe & Reloop: Reusable vs single-use packaging. (Link)