Status: Need is Closed

Recyclable Single-Use Drinking Straw and Wrapper

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Need was closed on
Nov 2, 2018

Lucozade Ribena Suntory is seeking solutions to increase the recycling of single-use drinking straw and wrapper. They are open to early-stage ideas and solutions that are more mature.


Lucozade Ribena Suntory is working towards ensuring that 100% of Ribena’s packaging is easily recyclable, but faces significant recycling challenges with the Ribena Carton Straw.


It is not possible to recycle the Ribena Carton Straw and its wrapper in the current UK recycling infrastructure because they are too small to be captured during recycling.


The current recycling solution is to insert the straw into the carton and ensure the plastic wrapper remains fixed to the carton side to ensure full recyclability.

Key success Criteria

Recyclable functional single-use straw and hygiene wrapper

Possible Approaches

Materials, Technologies, or Processes which improve the recycling of the Ribena Carton single-use straw and wrapper this could be:

  • New ways to attach straws and wrappings to the drinks carton
  • Alternative materials for the straws, or other approaches
  • Alternative, recyclable, single-use drinks packaging
  • Other solutions


Lucozade Ribena Suntory are open to early stage ideas and solutions that are more mature.

Due Date
Oct 26, 2018
Items to be submitted

To submit your idea or proposal, please use the Respond button on the right of this page. Please note that only non-confidential information can be accepted. By submitting a response: you represent that the response does not contain and will not be deemed to contain any confidential information of any kind; and you acknowledge that Suntory Beverage and Food Europe may, in their absolute discretion, select or reject a response or any portion thereof.


Your response should be an executive summary of what you are proposing. It should include both technical information on how the technology will work in addition to the given benefits to the consumer and how you believe it can be of use to us as a business. Information on the background of those involved in the project will also be required in your response to this need posting.


We suggest you include the following:

•Describe the technology

•How the technology is relevant to our brands (specific or in general)

•Level of maturity of the technology (development stage or just a proposal)

•How adaptable is the technology, can it be used in a wide range of scenarios

•Background information on the people involved in the proposal


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Client Point of Contact

Andrew Kirkwood
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Stephen Clulow
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