The aim of the Ditybag 360 project is to develop a new eco-designed Ditybag with a reduced environmental impact, so that even after 500 uses the environmental impact of the Dityspray solution continues to decrease. The aim will also be to assess the project’s environmental footprint and define an environmental communication plan for the new Ditybag.
CANOE, as a collaborator and service provider on this project, is tasked with (1) identifying and developing an eco-designed and recyclable material for the Ditybag, (2) optimising the shape of the Ditybag using 3D design, and (3) developing a recyclable reusable Ditybag.
Generally speaking, human activity produces discharges of pollutants, wastewater and waste. It degrades soil and habitat. It uses up certain resources and causes them to disappear. In response to this alarming situation, a number of regulations and new behaviours have emerged. These include the zero waste trend, which is an eco-responsible approach aimed at limiting the impact of human activity on the environment by reducing the amount of waste produced.
INOSPRAY, a subsidiary of the TECHNIMA group, is part of this approach by limiting the environmental impact of aerosol dispensers. Annual worldwide production of aerosols is estimated at 15.5 billion units, of which 5.4 billion are produced in Europe and 688 million in France. Aerosols contain propellant gases such as butane, propane or dimethyl ether, making the system harmful to the user. In response, Inospray has developed an alternative to aerosols that can be reused more than 5,000 times, using compressed air as the propellant. However, there is a limit to this particularly virtuous solution. Although the aerosol can can be reused more than 5,000 times, the component in which the product is packaged (the doypack or Ditybag) is for single use only.
Inospray is therefore looking to improve its solution, which is currently protected by 7 patents, through the Ditybag 360 project funded by ADEME.