KALEA: Kitchen appliance turns organic waste into compost in 48 hours

German startup KALEA has developed a compact kitchen appliance that turns organic waste into real compost in just 48 hours, offering a convenient, clean, and odourless way to process daily kitchen waste The Stuttgart-based company’s KALEA is the first kitchen composter that automatically shreds, mixes, dries, and provides genuine, nutrient-rich compost. The minimalist-designed KALEA composter has the capacity to process up to 10 litres of … Continue reading KALEA: Kitchen appliance turns organic waste into compost in 48 hours

Staxxiom: Startup creates functional eco-friendly furniture that requires no tools to build

Eco-friendly furniture startup Staxxiom is creating click-to-assemble furniture that is made from natural, eco-friendly materials and requires no tools to build. Staxxiom aims to take the stress out of flat pack furniture by designing panels that slide into place and click together. The patented click-to-assemble technology requires no tools nor additional hardware for setup. Staxxiom’s products are designed with FSC-certified wood, non-toxic finishes, sustainably sourced materials … Continue reading Staxxiom: Startup creates functional eco-friendly furniture that requires no tools to build

Lighten your laundry load with Tru Earth’s Eco Strips Laundry Detergent

Looking for an eco-friendly solution for your laundry, then perhaps dissolvable laundry strips may do the trick. Tru Earth’s Eco Strips Laundry Detergent are ultra-concentrated eco-friendly cleaning powder solutions squeezed into a tiny, pre-measured strip of detergent. Simple to use, you toss a strip in with your laundry and they work in all types of washing machines. The detergent strips, which are paraben-free and phosphate-free, … Continue reading Lighten your laundry load with Tru Earth’s Eco Strips Laundry Detergent

BinBreeze: Odour-reducing composting powder made from wood waste

Build A Better Earth has created an all-natural and non-toxic odour reducing composting powder.  BinBreeze is a composting powder made from a mixture of minerals and wood waste from BC’s Timber industry. By upcycling this wood waste returning it to the soil, it reduces Earth’s soil-carbon debt while improving compost quality. It also helps close the loop by reusing materials that would otherwise be burnt and contribute to … Continue reading BinBreeze: Odour-reducing composting powder made from wood waste

Circular tech design studio gomi create wireless magnetic charger from plastic waste deemed “unrecyclable”

Design studio gomi, known for their environmentally-friendly tech products, has released a new wireless magnetic charger made from plastic waste deemed “unrecyclable” by councils in the UK. The wireless magnetic charger, which charges devices up to three times as fast as regular phone chargers, is made of handmade marbled plastic waste from 100% plastic packaging waste normally deemed non-recyclable by councils in the UK. It … Continue reading Circular tech design studio gomi create wireless magnetic charger from plastic waste deemed “unrecyclable”

Cardboard pellet project aims to create home heating fuel while saving cardboard being sent to landfill

Waste cardboard is being used to create home heating fuel in Canada by mixing in with conventional wood pellets, in an initiative that could save cardboard being sent to landfill. The Invuik-based Aurora Research Institute is carrying out a pilot project where researchers are shredding the cardboard into tiny particles, before the particles are fed into a pellet maker, which heats and compresses the material. The … Continue reading Cardboard pellet project aims to create home heating fuel while saving cardboard being sent to landfill

LEGO launch Botanical Collection made from plant-based plastics for mindful building experiences

For anyone who loves having flowers at home all year round, LEGO have revealed a new range for nature enthusiasts that are made from plant-based plastic with their decorative Botanical Collection. LEGO aims to creates mindful building experiences for adults especially with its Botanical Collection, which features a stunning Flower Bouquet and a Bonsai Tree. LEGO’s Flower Bouquet is a 756-piece set featuring a host … Continue reading LEGO launch Botanical Collection made from plant-based plastics for mindful building experiences

Give dirty dishes an eco-friendly scrub down with EcoVibe’s dish washing soap bar

Those looking to cut down on single-use plastic in their kitchen even further may want to soak their dirty dishes with EcoVibe’s Handmade Dish Washing Soap Bar. Made with coconut oil, lemon oil, citric acid and sodium carbonante, the chemical-free dish washing soap bar is tough on grease and baked-on food, but gentle on the environment and kind on sensitive skin too, given its hypoallergenic formula.   … Continue reading Give dirty dishes an eco-friendly scrub down with EcoVibe’s dish washing soap bar

Lifepack develops biodegradable plates from pineapple waste that can be planted after use

Colombian company Lifepack has found a way to make biodegradable plates from recycled pineapple scraps. The plates also have real seeds in them, and can be planted after use. Lifepack is the brainchild of Claudia Isabel Barona Bonilla and her husband Andrés Benavides López de Mesa. The couple had the vision to create a product that when planted, or even thrown down as litter, will … Continue reading Lifepack develops biodegradable plates from pineapple waste that can be planted after use

Mexican startup Biofase create bioplastic from avocado pits

Mexican startup Biofase has created a bioplastic from avocado pits, which breaks down fast and requires less fossil fuels to produce. Last year, Americans consumed over 6 billion avocados – leaving behind mounds of inedible pits. Avocado pits or seeds are a large source agroindustrial waste in Mexico, with most end up being burned at landfill sites. In 2012, Biofase discovered that avocado seeds can … Continue reading Mexican startup Biofase create bioplastic from avocado pits