600,000 packages have so far been recycled under the project. Photograph: DuPont

600,000 packages have so far been recycled under the project. Photograph: DuPont

The Virtuous Circle

The Virtuous Circle project turns packaging and sawdust into desks and chairs. Photograph: DuPont

The Virtuous Circle project turns packaging and sawdust into desks and chairs. Photograph: DuPont

South African packaging project has been a great success

One pillar of the Virtuous Circle project is about raising awareness among students on ways to recycle and reuse packaging. Photograph: DuPont

One pillar of the Virtuous Circle project is about raising awareness among students on ways to recycle and reuse packaging. Photograph: DuPont

Nutritious ready meals

Packaging is turned into desks

The two side-by-side compartments contain dried, pulverised food in one section and water in the other. A simple squeeze of the centre of the bag releases an inner lock, mixing the two elements and cr

The two side-by-side compartments contain dried, pulverised food in one section and water in the other. A simple squeeze of the centre of the bag releases an inner lock, mixing the two elements and creating a simple ready meal. Photograph: DuPont

Further positive effects

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