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Reduce waste with Kamupak!
It's important to us to keep you informed of the environmental impacts of Kamupak.
 
By choosing Kamupak you have the opportunity to reduce waste and emissions caused by disposable takeaway packages.
What are the environmental impacts of Kamupak?

At the moment we estimate that the operations of the Kamupak deposit system result in around 2,5 g CO2 eq emissions per use. The main environmental impacts of a KamuDish are caused by its manufacture, material, transportation, and washing. 

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KamuDish is made out of polypropylene, which is a highly durable type of plastic that lasts well in reuse. The manufacture of this raw material is the source of most of the environmental impacts in the life span of a KamuDish. We are looking into replacing the material for one that comes from a renewable source. This type of material, that would comply with our technological requirements, however, is not yet on the market.  

Washing KamuDishes requires energy and water as well as some washing agents. The use of renewable energy reduces washing emissions. Water consumption depends on how dirty the boxes are when they are returned to us for washing.

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Distribution of Kamupak emissions between different functions

Why replace disposables with reusable KamuDishes?

We constantly monitor the usage volumes as well as the high level of hygiene of KamuDishes. Sustainability and safety of our products are of utmost importance to us. 

 

A KamuDish can be used on average around a hundred times. When a KamuDish has reached the end of its life cycle we return it to the manufacturer to be recycled as raw material. Recycling 100% of the material saves a significant amount of new raw material, which significantly reduces the environmental impacts. 

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Compared to a regular disposable cardboard container, the KamuDish is the more ecological option after it has been used approximately six times. "

Compared to a typical disposable container, with KamuDish it is possible to reduce CO2 emissions up to 72-95%, depending on the material of the disposable item. Compared to a container made of disposble PET plastic, the reductions on emissions can be up to 98%.

 

The life cycle assessment of a KamuDish compared to disposable items

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For closer comparison, we looked for cardboard containers equivalent to our KamuBox and studied their environmental impacts. Additionally, we also included the emissions of the plastic lids often used with the cardboard containers. 

Environmental impacts per use between different packaging

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Not only is KamuDish the more environmentally friendly alternative to disposable packaging, but using it also effectively reduces waste. During the life span of a non-throw KamuDish item, the generation of approximately 6-8 kg of packaging waste is avoided! 

The life cycle calculations of a KamuDish are based on written sources and research. We update the information as our operations expand and more detailed information is available. In case you would like to have more detailed information on the current calculations of Kamupak, please contact Karri: karri@kamupak.com .

Thank you for your interest, please join us in minimizing the amount of packaging waste with the loyal KamuDish!