Research shows that replacing just 20% of single-use plastic packaging with reusable alternatives is another key step for a circular economy—to end plastic waste in the environment. In addition, it offers to unlock a potential opportunity worth at least USD 10 billion that could benefit both businesses and consumers.
Part of the work involves shifting from a 'make, Use and dispose 'model of convenience, to fostering a habit of reusing packaging.
Current reuse models fall into 1 of 4 types -- reflexes at-home, return from home, return on-the-go and refill on-the-go. This Request for Proposal (RFP) seeks to build on existing business concepts and to support the creation of significant, Consumer oriented and large-scale solutions - enabling widespread adoption and implementation.
Proposals must demonstrate business concepts which are already commercially proven, and ready to scale into multi-city, national or international levels.
Proposals can be submitted by all categories of entities and organisations -- public or private, for-profit or not-for-profit. The application period runs from now till 31 December 2021.