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Alterpacks Featured in Epic Nation's Waste To Worth: How To Launch A Green Business

Launching a green business is not only good for the environment, but it can also be a profitable venture. With the growing awareness of the impact of waste on the environment, more and more people are looking for sustainable alternatives to traditional products and services.

Karen Cheah, Founder and CEO of AlterPacks, proves that having a passion to solve a global problem isn’t dictated by your education or background. In her own words, "Every step of the way, you're thinking to yourself, Am I doing the right thing?" but with determination and a drive to make a difference, anything is possible.

Listen to Episode #8 of Epic Nation on YouTube and Spotify to hear more about Karen's inspiring story and AlterPacks' commitment to sustainability.


Background: The world is facing an ever-increasing waste crisis, with global waste generation expected to rise by a staggering 70% by 2050 according to the World Bank. This not only poses a threat to the environment but also to our health and economy. However, it's not all doom and gloom - businesses can play a crucial role in reducing waste and promoting sustainability. Entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference can launch a green business, creating products and services that are both environmentally friendly and socially responsible.

One of the first steps to launching a successful green business is to identify a problem related to waste reduction and sustainability that your business can solve. For instance, you could focus on reducing plastic waste, promoting renewable energy, or creating sustainable packaging. By solving a specific problem, you'll be able to establish a unique selling point for your business and attract a loyal customer base.

After identifying the problem, conducting thorough market research is vital to determine the viability of your business idea. This research should analyze the market size, target audience, competitors, and potential demand for your product or service. By gaining a better understanding of the market, you'll be able to make more informed decisions and increase your chances of success.

Developing a comprehensive business plan is also essential to the success of your green business. Your plan should outline your business goals, strategies, and financial projections. Seeking help from a business consultant or mentor can be a wise investment, as they can provide invaluable guidance and insights to help you create a strong plan.

Once you have a solid business plan in place, it's time to explore various funding options such as grants, loans, crowdfunding, or angel investors. Consider applying for government incentives or subsidies for green businesses, as these can provide a significant boost to your finances.

Once you have secured funding, it's time to start promoting your business. Using social media, networking events, and online marketing tools can be an effective way to reach a wider audience. Collaboration with other green businesses, organizations, and influencers can also help increase your visibility and credibility in the market.

In summary, launching a green business is not only a way to contribute to the health of our planet, but it can also be a profitable venture. By following the steps outlined above, you can create a successful and sustainable business that makes a positive impact on the world.



Alterpacks is one of our portfolio startups in Plug and Play APAC. As an in-house venture capital, our goal is to fund the teams that are building the defensible businesses of the future. By leveraging our capital, our network of VCs, and our corporate partners, we give our portfolio companies an added advantage. Join our platform today!

Written by: Epic Dialogue

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