InOff Plastic enables investors to support financially local SMEs that have developed innovative business models that intertwine impact and profitability.
Plastic is one of the most useful materials in our society, though its environmental impact is devastating. Plastic use has come under scrutiny is the recent years and it is now subject to public concern and regulatory action.
As a result, many companies have committed to collect and recycle the equivalent of their packaging production by 2025/2030.
This is a sound decision as food producers, household & personal product companies that innovate on packaging and rethink their business model could increase their margins (packaging cost savings, improve consumer and investors perceptions, reduce regulatory risks).
However, in order to meet their engagements, MNCs need to collaborate with local partners to manage their waste and provide alternatives to plastic.
Plastic waste is a complex issue: for firms to properly manage waste, they need to have strong relations with local communities.
For plastic to be recycled, its quality must be preserved and thus it has to be collected through segregated channels.
This is only possible consumers are involved in the process and that they sort out their waste.
Therefore, the most competitive firms we met are the ones that have developed strong relations with local communities.
Local entrepreneurs have seen this as an opportunity and have launched profitable firms that have a strong social and environmental impact.
We enable investors to identify the most promising local SMEs and to analyze their activity and impact.
SMEs that are looking for investments and that address plastic waste in an impactful and scalable way
their business model and their impact on the environment
and the society
Depending on your needs, we source local SMEs in these 6 following fields:
The impacts of these local SMEs and of the pilot projects deployed with them will be assessed with the Impact Management Project (IMP) methodology, by :
measuring their contribution to social and environmental outcomes,
monitoring their contribution to specific SDGs.