Innovation Bridge Portal South Africa

The SA Plastics Pacts invites packaging designers, product developers, innovators and inventors (independent or affiliated) to enter the SA Plastics Pact | Reuse Innovation Challenge 2021. 

The competition is open to all packaging or product development designers and innovators, industrial designers, brand owners, retailers, entrepreneurs and anyone who has an innovative idea or pilot project with regards to reuse delivery models.

Click here for competition terms and conditions. 

Click here to submit the application 


Full description

Competition entrants should submit their proposed designs of reusable packaging items and/or systems that would replace single-use packaging items at a B2B (business to business) or B2C (business to consumer) facing level. Designs should include the systems and mechanisms which would be used to complete the packaging reuse cycle.

The proposed innovations are not limited to physical products, but could also be systems or models for the reuse cycling of packaging items. 

Some of the criteria that judges will be looking for include:

  • Amount of single-use packaging it will displace
  • Ease of implementation
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Adaptability to different products or retailers
  • Expected number of completed cycles
  • Recycled content used & recyclability at end of life

Closing date