Renewi wins eft’s Heineken Innovation Challenge

Venlo, Netherlands, October 16.

Renewi, a waste-to-product company that aims to extract value from waste rather than on its disposal through mass burn incineration or landfill has won the 2017 Disrupt Logistics Innovation Challenge set this year by Heineken.

This year’s challenge was set by Heineken, who were looking for a solution to a real-world problem they face on a brand new, innovative product of theirs.

With a pitch focussing on using existing recycling infrastructure to reduce the cost of keg returns, Renewi’s solution met the three main judging criteria set-out for the challenge: quality of the pitch, quality of the solution proposed and viability of the solution.

The other teams involved included: Team Media Markt, Team Wuunder, Team Quicargo and Team Cycleon.

About Heineken

HEINEKEN is the world's most international brewer, committed to surprise and excite consumers with its brands and drinks everywhere. From a single brewery in Amsterdam 150 years ago, the company has grown into the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and cider brands. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a powerful portfolio of more than 250 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. We are committed to innovation, long-term brand investment, disciplined sales execution and focused cost management. Through "Brewing a Better World", sustainability is embedded in the business and delivers value for all stakeholders. HEINEKEN has a well-balanced geographic footprint with leadership positions in both developed and developing markets. We employ approximately 73,500 people and operate more than 165 breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries.

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About Renewi

Renewi, created in 2017 by the merger of Shanks Group plc and Van Gansewinkel Groep B.V., is a leading waste-to-product business ideally positioned to be part of the solution to some of the main environmental problems facing society today: reducing waste, avoiding pollution, and preventing the unnecessary use of finite natural resources. With over 8,000 employees across nine countries in Europe and North America, we have deep expertise and an extensive breadth of waste management products and services.

About eft

eft Supply Chain and Logistics Business Intelligence is the global leader in business intelligence and C-level networking for the transport, logistics and supply chain industry. We specialize in connecting senior industry executives with their industry peers, and with the crucial information they need to excel in their work.


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