Go Beyond Your Wildest Dreams


We make reusables competitive!


Retailing without virgin plastic:

Our Vision

We make reusable eco systems in all areas possible – from take-away to supermarkets.

Next steps:

TAKE-AWAY: Return Anywhere

We will start within the take-away area.
During a pilot project, we will enable the cross-return of reusables at restaurants and will integrate central return-points.
This will create a comprehensive return-network within a city district.
Citizens can return reusable cups and bowls anywhere (Return Anywhere).
Reusables will become convenient!

Which problems does ReFrastructure solve?
1. Convenience beats Sustainability

We support all current initiatives which try to reduce single-use packaging by implemeting reuse solutions within the take-away sector or by offering unpacked products. However, we are convinced that a system change also requires ReUsables that can be (re) filled at the place of production, taken off the shelf and returned anywhere (Return Anywhere). Only then ReUsables will be accepted by citizens.

2. Infrastructure Costs

Each individual initiative allone cannot sustain the cost of a return-anywhere infrastructure and cannot achieve the throughput to operate it competitively compared to single-use packaging.

3. Monopoly

If a provider of a reuse system succeeds in gaining widespread acceptance and, as the central platform, is in possession of the data, this will likely lead to a monopoly, which in turn can lead manufacturers and retailers into dependency (ReUse-Amazon).

4. ReFrastructure

ReFrastructure solves this dilemma by avoiding a monopoly position through its legal design and decentralized data management. For example, by using distributed ledger technology, synergies and increas of efficiency can be achieved without compromising data sovereignty. However, synergies and increased efficiency can be realized as with a typical platform.

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Our Approach


Plattform Economy For The Common Good

The purpose of ReFrastructure is to enable the system change towards reusable packaging and to treat all stakeholders of the ecosystem fairly.

To ensure that ReFrastructure does not become a monopolistic platform and that successes benefit all participants, ReFrastructure has been designed to be legally neutral and earmarked (gGmbH / foundation).

ReFrastructure cannot be sold. Profits are reinvested or used to reduce costs.


Scaling through Neutrality

Profits are reinvested or used to reduce costs. We enable the generation of synergies. In contrast to current platforms like e.g. Amazon, we preserve the data sovereignty of the individual market participants and do not exploit the data for our own benefit. As a neutral and trusted partner, we scale reusable packaging together with all market participants.


System change based on Technology

The use of digital, automated clearing processes for financial flows and logistics enables competitiveness reusable packaging to compete vis-à-vis single-use packaging.

Partners & Sponsors

The Team of ReFrastructure

Tilmann Walz
Markus Urff
Wolf Wagner
Niko König
Eckhard von Münchow
Edi Tosic
Markus Dangelmayer
Marina Grenz

ReFrastructure schafft die digitale InFrastruktur für Mehrweggebinde (ReUsables), die in verschiedensten Bereichen den Einsatz von wiederverwendbaren Gebinden ermöglicht.

Die Stiftung ReFrastructure ist eine rechtlich und technisch neutrale „Datenautobahn“, die ein automatisiertes Clearing und eine intelligente Optimierung logistischer Prozesse ermöglicht, sodass alle Marktteilnehmer der unterschiedlichen Wertschöpfungsstufen gemeinsam das „Flaschenmehrwegsystem“ auf geeignete Produkte in ihrer Branche übertragen können.

ReFrastructure ist kein Systemanbieter (wie z.B. ReCup oder Faircup), stellt keine Verpackungen her, übernimmt keine Logistik / Reinigung, sondern baut insoweit auf existierenden Lösungen und Partnern auf.

ReFrastructure creates the digital infrastructure for reusables, which enables the use of reusables in a wide variety of areas.

The ReFrastructure foundation is a legally and technically neutral “data highway” that enables automated clearing and intelligent optimization of logistics processes, so that all market participants at the different stages of the value chain can jointly transfer the “bottle reusable system” to suitable products into their industry.

ReFrastructure is not a system provider (such as ReCup or Faircup), does not produce packaging, does not take over logistics / cleaning, but builds on existing solutions and partners.