On October 27, 2020, the 1st German Conference for abcde Online took place, organized by Deutsche Umwelthilfe. The goal was to show new ways for how reusable systems can replace disposable packaging and products. Innovative start-ups and initiatives were invited – including SLIDERSTRAW. This allowed us to present SLIDERSTRAW as an innovative reusable solution for straws on the virtual market. Actors from politics and experts from business and science were also present. Together they discussed the successful further development and promotion of reusable products and packaging. The questions were “How can existing reusable systems be strengthened? How can the distribution be promoted? What is the role of politics in this context?”
The social debate on the mass consumption of superfluous disposable products and packaging and the increasing desire of consumers for resource-saving alternatives is becoming more and more intense. With SLIDERSTRAW we were able to show that it is possible to replace disposable products, avoid waste and conserve resources.
We would like to thank Deutsche Umwelthilfe for their support.