Yesterday was amazing: RePack won The Nordic Council Environment Prize 2017.
We are super happy to convince the respected jury of the biggest Environment Prize in the Nordics!
Check what the Adjudication Committee had to say about RePack receiving the Environment Prize 2017:
Its product turns the environment into a business opportunity, using accessible and innovative techniques to draw attention to opportunities for recycling and highlight the unnecessary use of resources and generation of waste.
RePack was chosen as the winner among eleven nominees from the Nordic countries.
The prize is worth approximately 47 000 euros! Yes!
Nordic deposit-based return system for beverage packages as a role model
When receiving the prize at the prize ceremony, we wanted to highlight the source of inspiration for inventing RePack : the Nordic deposit-based return system for beverage packages. In fact, it's something we have all grown up with and is part of our culture.
Deposit-based return system is a great solution for packaging waste. RePack borrows a lot from its role model, and I wish that as many as possible companies and countries would understand the potential of the deposit-based system,
Co-Founder Petri Piirainen.
Winning the Nordic Environment Prize gives us belief we have created something truly sustainable, now validated by environmental experts in the region. This gives added motivation and resources to eliminate packaging trash from the Nordics and the rest of the world.