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reCIRCLE: eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastics

  • Published on February 15, 2022

reCIRCLE is a Swiss initiative that replaces single-use packaging with reusable, high-quality, affordable and more eco-friendly alternatives to reduce packaging waste. 

Single-use plastics and paper cups and containers are becoming a serious environmental issue. The lack of more sustainable options are one of the main reasons behidn this type of consumer waste. reCIRCLE is a Swiss social enterprise that replaces single-use packaging with reusable, high-quality, affordable and more eco-friendly alternatives. The reCIRCLE products can be purchased and returned at all partners. In between, they can be used, refilled and washed hundreds of times. At the end of their life, one can easily exchange your reCIRCLE product for a new one, or get the deposit money back. Around 1,800 restaurants are already part of the nationwide network.

The initiative estimates that every day 55,000 disposable contaiers are being replaced. That equals 1,000 garbage bags saved in only one day and 9 tons of CO2. Thanks to the reCIRCLE products, both busienssses in food and beverage as well as ordinary consumers could reduce packaing waste and enjoy deliciosu food on-the-go. reCIRCLE also helps to reduce food waste: one can easily take leftovers without extra packaging and eat them later in any partner location. 

 

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