Case study Recircle: deposit scheme reusable lunch boxes

30 August 2018

Zero Waste Europe released a case study on Recircle, a Swiss social enterprise that is determined to put an end to the flood of single-use containers for take-away food. The publication reports that only two years after the foundation, more than 400 restaurants across Switzerland are already using Recircle’s 70,000 reusable meal boxes with a deposit. Recircle’s scheme is not just preventing waste and litter but also saving money for cities and restaurants, while coming at zero cost to consumers. The publication also highlights some of the marketing and societal pros and cons that reusable schemes face with regards to disposable containers (Press Release Zero Waste Europe, 27 June 2018).
Click here for the press release.
Click here to download the report after filling in your details.
Click here for more information about the NVC Project PUMA: the end of packaging as an environmental issue. You are welcome to join us for the next project meeting on 27 March 2019.

This news item is also included in our monthly overview, the NVC Members-only Update. If you have any questions, please contact us:, +31-(0)182-512411.