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Heineken starts online search for green beer packaging - latest in the open innovation websites

Beer company Heineken has become the latest company to launch an online open innovation platform, as it seeks ideas to help green up its products. The first challenge set by the company’s Ideas Brewery is for innovators to submit their ideas for sustainable beer packaging. In particular the company is looking for re-use or recycling of beer packaging; new, sustainable packaging materials; and new ways to distribute or transport the packaging in a more sustainable manner. Ideas will be assessed on the criteria of “innovativeness,” feasibility, and number of votes from the online audience, Heineken says. The best ideas will win $10,000. Ideas need to be submitted by May 8, and the winners will be announced in June. The project will kick off today at 5pm GMT, with a “mini challenge,” as Freedom of Creation creative director and 3D prototyping pioneer Janne Kyttanen locks hims...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/04/03/heineken-st...

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