Koinpack tackles Indonesia's sachet waste problem with refillable bottles

Store owners like the small bottles © Koinpack

Partnering with FMCG companies, Koinpack is making small amounts of household consumables available to lower-income groups without using traditional sachet packaging

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Many types of plastic waste can be recycled, but what happens when you cannot recycle the waste? That’s the problem with plastic sachets, commonly used by FMCG manufacturers to sell products to lower-income households. Sachet waste polluting waterways and coastal areas is a major problem in many countries.
For Indonesian startup Koinpack, the solution is to avoid the use of sachets. Launched in early 2020 by global nonprofit venture studio Enviu, Koinpack buys products, such as detergents and shampoos in bulk from FMCG manufacturers and packages them into refillable bottles, which it sells...

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