Oosh launches Project Carbon Lock to upcycle food packaging waste

Karen Pham

Karen Pham

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Oosh, Singapore’s bioplastics innovator, has launched Project Carbon Lock, the first initiative in the city-state to provide end-to-end upcycling solutions for food service businesses.

Project Carbon Lock is a three-phase program that recycles discarded OOSH items into new goods. Businesses will be able to measure the quantity of waste removed and carbon emissions decreased as a result.

Aloysius Cheong, founder of Oosh, emphasised that Project Carbon Lock “not only enables food service businesses to minimise their carbon footprints upon conversion to Oosh products, but have their waste packaging accounted for at its end of life.”

In its first phase, Project Carbon Lock collaborates with Foreword Coffee to eliminate 11 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and redirect 1.3 tonnes of garbage from Singapore’s incinerators and landfills.

In the second and third phase of the project, traditional plastic packaging will be converted to Oosh eco tableware. This conversion will remove 1495 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and divert 946 tons of plastic packaging trash from landfills and incinerators.

Additionally, compared to current solutions, Project Carbon Lock offers a waste management strategy that is more time- and cost-efficient. All the items will be collected on-site, and converted at no cost, with the collected waste being processed for upcycling within three days.

Karen Pham

Karen Pham

Karen Pham is a marketing and branding enthusiast with a major in legal English. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, she is a contributor to Viable.Earth.

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