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Lemon Aide



Half of plastic bottles consumed in France are not recycled. In the meantime the rate of long-term unemployment hits a record high. 

Danone Eaux aims at raising awareness about the recycling and secures its rPET sourcing needs.


With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Danone Eaux France and its partners FACE (Fondation Against Exclusion) and Lemon Tri (recycling start up), co-created the “LemonAide” initiative, which tackles recycling and unemployment issues by implementing a socially inclusive and environmentally-friendly business model. The project empowers people away from employment through a new job by providing them a social support, training, mentoring and develop a new network of collection & recycling of PET and other recyclables. The project will also create an innovative mechanism to pass on the gift to promote social entrepreneurship in circular economy.


This project empowers people without qualification by offering them training and new opportunities.

Danone secures rPET high quality at fixed price.

General interest
This project contributes to circular economy and reduces the environmental impact of plastic bottle.