Co-founder Kelly McClean presented at the LCANZ Summit in March 2023
Reusable packaging is more than product or materials – it is part of a wider system that, by design, encourages cyclical participatory action and connection. Reuse models require different life cycle considerations to single-use packaging solutions and it is important these are well understood to avoid any unintended consequences. These differences include design for durability and longevity, washing methods and transportation considerations. Kelly highlights key findings from two recently published reports by Reuse Aotearoa that capture current reusable packaging systems in New Zealand and discusses how life cycle thinking can support development of best practice in this space.