Sachets provide low-income customers easy access to household essentials such as shampoo, dish soap, and detergent. Sachets cannot be recycled and are thus bound to leak into the environment. An estimated 5.5 million single-use sachets for detergent alone are wasted daily in Indonesia, hence the need for Alner’s solution.
Alner (formerly Koinpack) operates a tech-enabled reusable packaging system for consumer goods on a deposit and reward model to replace sachets and other types of single-use packaging. With a focus on such replacements, Alner is reducing the usage of one of the most polluting types of packaging by offering local warungs, mini markets and waste banks a reuse option for their daily need. This prevents single-use packages from being created altogether and provides brands with a simple zero-waste opportunity to sell their products while also giving consumers more value for their money.
Alner kicked off its first pilot program at two sales points in March 2020. By November 2020, we started in 15 sales points. As of 2022, Alner has 100+ sales points, and 2500+ consumers, with 15-20 consumers at each point. Through the start-up, 350,000+ single-use plastics have been avoided so far.