Woodly participates in the Beyond the Bag challenge with the aim of replacing 100 billion disposable plastic bags in the U.S. with durable, returnable Woodly bags.
Woodly Ltd. has been invited to participate in the Beyond-the-Bag innovation challenge initiated by Walmart, Target, CVS Health, Kroger and Walgreens. The Challenge aims to identify innovative new design solutions that serve the function of today’s single-use plastic retail bag.
Woodly Ltd.’s proposal introduces a reusable, returnable and recyclable bag made from wood-based, carbon-neutral Woodly material which is expected to reduce the need for shopping bags by a factor of up to 1000 and reduce annual CO2 emissions by ~200.000 tonnes.
Today according to the estimation 100 billion single-use plastic bags are used every year in the U.S. alone and less than 10 percent of these are recycled. Majority of these single-use plastic bags are made from low-cost, fossil fuel-derived virgin plastic. They are not compostable, and they often end up in the landfill, in the natural environment or in the wrong recycling stream.