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Plastic packaging problem: Five innovative ideas

Plastic waste is a major problem, but new ideas could turn the tide Image: REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

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These bottles and jars are made from vegetable oil-based soap that melts away once they are no longer needed.
Image: Mi Zhou
KitKat chocolate bar wrappers in Japan are now made of origami paper that can be folded into the shape of a bird.
Image: Nestlé Japan
TIPA’s packaging is as strong as plastic, but fully compostable.
Image: TIPA
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What is Loop and how does it work?

Shampoo and conditioner can be ordered in reusable aluminium packaging through the Loop Alliance.
Image: Procter & Gamble
Packaging made from mushrooms is a new alternative to plastic. Image: Ecovative Design
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