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Givaware launches refillable packaging from urban “garbage” recycling

10 Sep 2021 News

Givaware launches refillable packaging from urban “garbage” recycling

Givaware launches refillable packaging from urban “garbage” recycling

Givaware launches refillable packaging from urban “garbage” recycling

Spin Off of Minho University - Givaware - launches refillable packaging from urban “garbage” recycling.

Driven by the ambition to reduce the ecological footprint of the pandemic caused by Covid-19, Givaware, a Spin Off of Minho University, launched a rechargeable dispenser/doser with an innovative and patented design, whose material, developed in partnership with Fibrenamics Institute, comes from the scobs of the incineration of urban waste, including waste from protective materials against Covid-19. In other words, from urban waste and additional waste caused by the pandemic, such as disposable masks, it was possible to reuse these materials and produce a new product. This approach, in the construction of this material, earned a Red Dot Design, an international award in the product design realm.

In terms of usability, the list of applications that this product can assume is extensive. It can be used as alcohol gel, moisturizing cream, shower gel, shampoo, liquid soap or any other liquid which the user consider it pertinent for transportation. We are, therefore, in front of a product that is not only versatile but also highly beneficial for the consumer and the environment, because, on one hand, the packaging is made from a recycled monomaterial, which allows it to be recycled again, and because, in the other hand, it is an infinitely rechargeable product. In addition, KUSKI (a Portuguese brand created by Givaware) rejects the linear economy and adopts the circular economy, as it offers the customer the option of being able to send their package to KUSKI at any time, and in return the customer receives a promocode to use it when purchasing a new KUSKI dispenser. In this way, the product received by KUSKI can be 100% reused and valued.

Currently, the product is available to the public in blue, red, white, black, yellow and green for €9.99 and can be purchased exclusively from the KUSKI digital platform: https://kuski.store

 

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