BeeBlue: Creating functional products – soap, beer and bicycle crates – from waste products

BeeBlue is an Amsterdam-based collective working to upcycle waste – including used coffee grounds, orange peel, bread and plastic – into products with a positive impact on nature, society and economy. Among BeeBlue’s products are Toost, a beer brewed from bread that had otherwise been thrown away, and Upcrate, a bicycle crate made of 100% plastic waste. But the most standout and the one gaining popularity is SOOP – … Continue reading BeeBlue: Creating functional products – soap, beer and bicycle crates – from waste products

Plastic Whale create whale-inspired circular office furniture from plastic fished from Amsterdam canals

Plastic fishing company, Plastic Whale have teamed up with office furniture designers, Vepa, to produce high-end furniture made from fished plastic from the Amsterdam canals. The Plastic Whale Circular Furniture collection consists of a boardroom table, a chair, lamps and acoustic wall panels – all made from plastic fished out of Amsterdam’s canals. Circularity was central to the team of designers at Vepa, who sought their … Continue reading Plastic Whale create whale-inspired circular office furniture from plastic fished from Amsterdam canals

UglyGood: Singapore-based startup transforming fruit waste into valuable products

Fruit pulps and peels are often discarded as waste, yet the pulps and peels have a multitude of uses. That’s where Singapore brand UglyGood come in – turning fruit waste into valuable resources such as natural cleaning products and animal feed for use by wildlife organisations. UglyGood is a startup that recycles and upcycles organic waste into quality products, with the goal of building a … Continue reading UglyGood: Singapore-based startup transforming fruit waste into valuable products

Lovefone: “The world’s tiniest phone repair shop” housed in an iconic red telephone box

Mobile phones may have done away with Britain’s red telephone boxes, but now the two have come together in an exchange as a London-based telephone box has found a second life as a mobile phone repair shop. Housed on Southampton Row, a busy street in Holborn, Lovefone has created “the world’s tiniest phone repair shop”, offering repairs for iPhone, Google Pixel and Google Nexus. In addition to repair … Continue reading Lovefone: “The world’s tiniest phone repair shop” housed in an iconic red telephone box

De Ceuvel: Amsterdam’s sustainable workspace turning a polluted shipyard into viable land

Old houseboats, placed on heavily polluted soil, have found new life in Amsterdam as a sustainable workspace for creative and social enterprises, De Ceuvel. De Ceuvel, located in North Amsterdam on land that previously served as a shipyard, is Amsterdam’s first circular office park. The site features retrofitted houseboats placed around a winding wooden walkway and surrounded by a landscape of soil-cleaning plants. The creative … Continue reading De Ceuvel: Amsterdam’s sustainable workspace turning a polluted shipyard into viable land

Materiom: Circular designers creating an online open-source material recipe book

Materiom, a group of experts focused on circular design, are enabling everyone, everywhere to participate in the next generation of materials by sharing recipes that use locally abundant natural ingredients and life-friendly chemistry. Materiom is essentially an online open-source material recipe book for makers and designers. The “recipe book” includes recipes for kombucha fabric made from green tea, water and sucrose; and a bowl made from dried … Continue reading Materiom: Circular designers creating an online open-source material recipe book