Upstream Innovation: a guide to packaging solutions
The Upstream Innovation guide tells how to harness the power of upstream innovation as a root-cause...
Upstream innovation is about preventing waste from being created in the first place. It requires a shift in mindset, and involves rethinking not just the packaging itself, but also the product and the broader business model. We must move beyond just focusing on incremental packaging improvements towards fundamentally rethinking how to best deliver products and services to a user. Upstream Innovation is a guide to packaging solutions designed for marketers, product designers, and packaging engineers who are new to circular economycircular economyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature., as well as seasoned practitioners. It includes tools and +100 examples from companies across a range of sectors to inspire and empower to take action on upstream innovation and achieve a circular economy for plastic, in which plastic stays in the economy and out of the environment.
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