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Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP)

A software used by brand owners and pack designers to design recyclable packaging.

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The PREP simulates the fate of packaging disposed in a commingled recycling system. It includes a series of parameters that determine recyclability such as size, shape, primary materials and compatibility of secondary materials such as labels and fixtures. The thresholds can be modified for each nation to take account of the local context.

The PREP provides feedback if not recyclable so design can be changed.

Idea Title

Design for recyclability

Company / Organization Name

PREP Design Pty Ltd


Where are you / your team located?

Adelaide, Australia

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

Shows why is is not recyclable e.g. too small.....

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

Anna. She reflects the business community designing packaging.

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

Australia and New Zealand at present with plans for o/s expansion.

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

Expanding to other nations in cooperation with National Host Organisations.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Operating Concept / Startup: You have fulfilled the stages of testing, undertaken a full scale roll-out, and are currently operating this concept/idea as a business.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

Help me expand.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged


Tell us about your work experience

MRF surveys etc

Please describe your legal and organizational structure

Pty ltd


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Thanks for the question Olanrewaju. We are taking it one step at a time but working to build a platform that can accommodate the different conditions in each nation. We also need to provide functionality that allows each nation to control their recyclability thresholds to generate wide acceptance in each nation. The 'standard' is therefore just defined by the framework and the parameters that define recyclability.

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