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True Gum - FoodTech innovation in chewing gum

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2020
The lowdown on the Danish FoodTech startup True Gum that's created a healthy and environmentally-friendly chewing gum It’s hardly a shocking revelation that chewing gum is not particularly good for the environment or us. It is made of polymers and resins that are also found in car tyres and plastic bottles and aren’t exactly biodegradable (also pig stomach - don’t forget the pig...
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Nuw - the sustainable fashion app expands throughout UK and Ireland

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th September 2020
Good news for fashion and the environment with the innovative sustainable fashion app Nuw expanding its services across the UK and Ireland... Previously only available in London, Dublin and Cambridge, the sustainable fashion app, Nuw has just announced the expansion of its services across the UK and Ireland to empower people to reduce their environmental impact of fashion, and give love to t...
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2 British Startups selected for final of Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2020
The world-leading sustainability competition, Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge announces its finalists for 2020, including two startups from Britain We've written previously about the shortlist for leading sustainability competition, the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge and now the finalists have just been announced. And we're delighted to reveal that two British startups Jiva Materials and S...
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FiltraCycle - the startup that recycles cigarette butts

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th August 2020
FiltraCycle - The Irish startup that's tackling environmental pollution in an entirely innovative way... A cigarette doesn’t seem like a lot of waste, does it? One little piece of paper, dry leaves, and some kind of compact cotton filter. Unpleasant to see scattered about the street or getting stuck to your shoe, but there’s far worse litter out there, isn’t there? But what abo...
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SafetyNet - innovation for the commercial fishing industry

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th July 2020
Innovation to help the sustainability of commercial fishing... Everyone is aware of overfishing as a big problem, with fish being caught at a rate that they can’t replenish their numbers. A lesser known issue around fishing is called bycatch, where one in every five fish caught is not a fish that can be sold and used, either because it’s not legal, it’s endangered, or it&rs...
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Greyparrot - reinventing the management of waste

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2020
Greyparrot! The startup that's using AI to create an innovative waste management solution We have written many times previously about the problems around waste management and how hugely damaging our current methods of landfills and ocean dumping are to us all. We have looked at several startups shaking up recycling by turning non-recyclable plastics into usable chemicals or into building aggregat...
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Startup of the Week - Bikemap

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2020
The app that's been created by cyclists for cyclists!Bikemap is on a mission to empower cyclists everywhere by providing the world’s largest cycle route collection in its innovative app. Let’s face it. Cycling is on the up - and that can only be a good thing. After all, not only is it good for our health, it’s also having a really positive impact on our environment. With more ...
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Sustainable reward scheme Bagboard targets sustainable shoppers and brands

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th July 2020
Sustainable reward scheme Bagboard, a first-of-its-kind advertising platform for planet-friendly brands launches £600k funding round... Bagboard, the creation of former credit trader Ben Ayres, and advertising executive Ashleigh Bishop, launched a £600k crowdfunding campaign via Seedrs this week to raise funds for the first sustainable rewards scheme that marries major brand campaigns...
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7 British startups shortlisted for Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2020
The shortlist for this year’s Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge, a global annual sustainability competition is out, with 7 British startups in the 25 shortlisted. This year’s shortlist for one of the world’s largest annual competitions in sustainability, Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge, has been officially revealed today. The international top 25 organisations now edge close...
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ZeroAvia Conducts UK's First Commercial-Scale Electric Flight

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2020
First electric-powered flight of commercial-scale aircraft from a UK airfield takes place... Innovative news for the aviation industry with the announcement that ZeroAvia, the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation have conducted the first ever electric-powered flight of a commercial-scale aircraft carried out in the UK. Yesterday’s test flight from Cranfield Airport is a s...
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