Green Alley Award: Europe’s annual startup prize for the circular economy opens for entries

Europe’s first startup prize for the Circular Economy – Green Alley Award – is seeking businesses that are creating innovative new technologies and solutions for tackling Europe’s waste to apply in this year’s award. Entries are now open for the 2020 Green Alley Award, which is dedicated to three specific categories in relation to the circular economy – recycling, waste prevention, and digital solutions. The Green … Continue reading Green Alley Award: Europe’s annual startup prize for the circular economy opens for entries

Mexican engineers create vegan leather from mango waste for use in the shoes and textile industries

Mexican engineers have created a bio-material, vegan leather made from mango waste for use in the shoes and textile industries. The eco-friendly textile, manufactured by the Guanajuato-based Polybion company, is sourced from organic waste, like mango seeds and fruit skins. Known as Celium, the mango leather is a bio-textile grown from bacterial cellulose and agro-industrial waste such as mango puree that can be used for … Continue reading Mexican engineers create vegan leather from mango waste for use in the shoes and textile industries

Skavenji plug-and-play box empowering people to produce and use their own renewable energy on a small-scale

French start-up Skavenji has set out to make renewable energy autonomous and accessible with a simple box that can be plugged in at home, an office or classroom, allowing users to directly produce and consume small amounts of electricity. The Skavenji Box lets everyone contribute to a greener world by managing the personal production and efficient use of electricity. The boxes are designed to be … Continue reading Skavenji plug-and-play box empowering people to produce and use their own renewable energy on a small-scale

Gerrard Street: Circular electronics startup creating modular headphones and rethinking ownership

Anyone who has owned a pair of headphones are probably familiar with how fast they can wear, which is why Gerrard Street, an Amsterdam-based startup, have designed modular headphones that can easily be recycled or their parts reused. Gerrard Street, which rethinks ownership by focusing its business on circular consumer electronics, offer the headphones through a subscription model, where customers pay either a monthly or … Continue reading Gerrard Street: Circular electronics startup creating modular headphones and rethinking ownership

PHOENX: Modular carry-on suitcase features parts that can be easily replaced or repaired

London-based startup PHOENX has created a suitable carry-on suitcase, made from 95% recycled and regenerated materials, which is modular – so parts can be eaily repaired and replaced. The signature modular design allows each component to be sent in for replacement, enabling the PHOENX team to properly recycle each part. This benefits both the consumer and the planet by decreasing unnecessary waste and extending the … Continue reading PHOENX: Modular carry-on suitcase features parts that can be easily replaced or repaired

Young Peruvians design biodegradable plates from banana leaf

A group of young Peruvians have created biodegradable plates from banana leaves under a project known as Bio Plant. The banana leaf plates are also made with paper and cardboard cellulose, and can decompose by itself within 60 days. The disposable plates, which are designed to be an alternative to single-use plastics, are also resistant to various temperatures, liquids and any type of food. According to … Continue reading Young Peruvians design biodegradable plates from banana leaf

Circular economy “Learning Hub” launched

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a new Learning Hub where people can discover more about the circular economy and implement it into their businesses. The Learning Hub tackles questions such as: What is the circular economy? What can I do within my business? How do I describe what the circular economy is to my colleagues, friends, and family? Using interactive multimedia content, Ellen MacArthur … Continue reading Circular economy “Learning Hub” launched