Accelerating reuse models to achieve a world free of plastic waste
By promoting reusable packaging, the World Economic Forum is helping reduce plastic waste.
Algramo distributes vending machines that supply bulk staples such as rice, beans, lentils and sugar. Algramo fills the machines, installs them for free in small neighbourhood stores, and splits the profit evenly with shopkeepers. Since last March, it has installed more than 300 machines around Santiago, reaching an estimated 15,000 people, and will soon expand to other areas of Latin America. Algramo Group has also developed internet services, setting up Wi-Fi distribution points for the base of the pyramid on its vending machines.