reCIRCLE is a re-usage system for takeaway restaurants, functioning as a network.
Our reCIRCLE partners pay an annual fee for partnership and subscription. In return, we provide reCIRCLE partners with communication material and they can order our washable containers and hermetic lids, known as reCIRCLE BOXes for CHF 10 a piece.
The customer can buy his meal in the reCIRCLE BOX and pays a deposit of CHF 10. After finishing his meal, he either keeps the reCIRCLE BOX and refills it the next time he buys a meal at a reCIRCLE partner or he returns the reCIRCLE BOX and retrieves the deposit. In this case, the restaurant partner washes the reCIRCLE BOX and uses it for the next customer. Adding up the costs of the fees, the subscription and the washing costs, the total is generally lower than buying disposable tableware.
In Switzerland, reCIRCLE already has more than 1350 takeaway partners, therefore around 50’000 pieces of disposable tableware are being replaced daily by the reCIRCLE BOX.
The reCIRLCE BOXes were launched in August 2016 and in 2020 reCIRCLE has 11 employees who help to enlarge the re-usage system even more. reCIRCLE wants to grow across Europe. There are already reCIRCLE initiatives in Germany and Belgium.