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Sustainability Hackathon powered by

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Submit your ideas and be part of the hackathon!

Vienna_Austria, May 27th-28th, 2020


About Greiner Packaging.

Greiner Packaging is one of Europe’s leading packaging manufacturers in the food and non-food sector. Its efficient network with more than 30 locations in 19 different countries around the world makes it an active global player. True to its motto, “from concept to the finished product”, the packaging manufacturer Greiner Packaging supports its customers throughout the entire product development process. The company is known for its great skill in providing development, design, production, and decoration solutions.

Why Greiner Packaging joins the Hackathon.

Greiner Packaging is clearly focusing on sustainability and is therefore eager to support the implementation of a global circular economy. The company’s vision is to design and form sustainable plastic solutions for a more livable future worldwide. At sustainability.greiner.com, one can find more information about their sustainability goals and actions. Greiner Packaging signed the “New Plastics Economy Global Commitment” of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and committed itself to make 100% of their plastic packaging 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025. Therefore, they set an ambitious recycled material goal which is as well to be achieved by 2025.

Greiner Packaging is aware that cooperation is vital to achieve the goal of a circular economy in the future. That is why Greiner Packaging calls this sustainable hackathon to make an important step and to make a difference together with partners along the value chain. Let’s do the innovation, together!

Greiner Packaging

Sustainability is not only a Packaging Topic - but a general Topic.

Sustainability influences purchasing decisions

69% of German consumers state that the aspect of sustainability influences the purchase decision.

Sustainability for competitive advantage

80% of the CEOs surveyed believe that they strategically manage sustainability to build competitive advantage.

Enormous growth in Google Ranking

Google generates 47 million meetings for the term "sustainability". In 2018, there were 16.7 million hits.

Leading demand in packaging, textiles, flavors and fragrances, food ingredients, automotive, toys

The demand for environmentally friendly products is greatest in the areas of packaging, textiles, flavors and fragrances, food ingredients, automotive and toys.

Strong improvement in company ratings

Company ratings 3 to 19% higher than average achieve top performance. Investors have recognized this when they determined the impact of sustainability on profit development. 

Consumers demand a reduction of plastic.

95% of consumers demand a reduction. 92% of those questioned even want to do without plastic as far as possible.

Search Field 1: 

We are looking for a 100% recyclable packaging for Dairy, which in terms of Customer Acceptance & Experience (feel, look, price) remains the same or better than K3. Basic properties of the packaging are maintained (food safety, stability during transport, transport costs, temperature resistance, barrier, ...). Reusable is a nice-to-have. May not be significantly more expensive. 

Mars Sustainability

Example: Mars®

Shared infrastructures: Due to increasing costs for the installation and maintenance of infrastructures (transport, traffic, telecommunications), shared use offers savings potentials. Examples of this can be found in transport infrastructure and distribution warehouses, for example at the confectionery manufacturer Mars, which takes goods from its competitors in its own trucks and thus saves 25% in logistics costs.

Some of the results:
  • 25% of cost savings for logistics.

SpaceX Sustainability

Example: SpaceX

Bislang ist die US-Raumfahrtfirma SpaceX von Elon Musk weltweit das einzige Unternehmen, das wiederverwendbare Schubraketen, welche nach dem Start wieder auf der Erde landen, erfolgreich einsetzt und damit die Startkosten drücken kann. Die niedrigen Startkosten durch die Recyclingraketen sind für SpaceX ein Wettbewerbsvorteil. Der Start der Falcon Heavy kostet je Mission ca. 150 Mio. Dollar. Die Falcon Heavy ist damit weitaus günstiger als die zweitstärkste verfügbare Trägerrakete, die Delta IV Heavy von United Launch Alliance mit etwa 400 Mio. US-Dollar pro Start.

Some of the results:
  • 64% of Cost Savings due to recycled rockets

Search Field 2:

We are looking for sources to secure the material flows of polypropylene and PS Foodgrade recycled material from food sources. PET is generally not excluded, but may only come from non-bottle streams.

4 Steps to get part of this project.

1. Fill out the form at the end of the page with a short description of your ideas.

2. Our research analysts will get in touch with you to understand your ideas in detail.

3. We are presenting the ideas of all submissions to Greiner Packaging.

4. Greiner Packaging decides which LEAD Users should be part of the Online Hackathon at the end of may.


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Julian Eberling

You want to become part of the digital sustainability hackathon powered by Greiner Packaging and LEAD Innovation? 

Submit your ideas now within the form. We will get in contact with you as soon as possible. 

For any questions get in touch with us!

Your contact person:

Julian EBERLING_Innovation Manager

+43 664 913 91 92


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