ABOUT US 

Increasingly more entrepreneurs want to make their packaging more sustainable, because they see the importance and the opportunities of a circular economy for packaging material. This is why the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) advises and inspires companies with practical knowledge and tools. We help organisations to make well-considered and realistic choices. Let’s get started with sustainable packaging.


OUR MAIN INNOVATION GOALS

At KIDV, we specifically focus on three innovation tracks that are part of our larger so-called PackForward approach:
  • Recycling (e.g. improvements to the recyclability of packaging, efficient use of packaging material, improvements to waste collection systems, etc.)
  • Circularity (e.g. reuse, repair, refurbish, multi-circular systems). 
  • Intrinsically sustainable packaging (e.g. fully biosphere compatible solutions). 
We believe that it is important to make rapid progress on all three innovation tracks, both separately and together. Although they are different, they form a ‘package deal’. It is therefore necessary to maximally intensify and coordinate our efforts on all three innovation tracks. 


SPECIFIC INNOVATION NEEDS

We need packaging innovations on all three innovation tracks: recycling, circularity and intrinsically sustainable packaging. More information on these tracks can be found in our recent publication The State of Sustainable Packaging: www.kidv.nl/state  


WHAT WE CAN OFFER STARTUPS, SCALE-UPS & SME'S

We also have our own Community of Sustainable Packaging Innovators, for start-ups/scale-ups/SME’s.  The aim of this platform is to establish connections between sustainable packaging- and recycling ideas and the KIDV network of producers, retailers and recyclers. In this way we help start-ups, scale-ups, small and large companies to (further) accomplish innovations and to be present on the market. We can offer them and their innovations a position on the platform as exposure.


WE ARE PROUD OF...

Above-mentioned project ‘Platform of Sustainable Packaging Innovators
And start-up challenge
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