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Offset your carbon footprint with Project Wren

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2019
The lowdown on Project Wren, the app aiming to help us to take the first step in reversing climate change, making it easy to offset your carbon footprint. If you have ever taken a couple of brain cells and rubbed them together, you’ll understand that climate change is the single biggest threat to the human race since we went to war against the dinosaurs. As with so much that we write ...
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100 million water filter cartridges go to landfills

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2019
Scottish startup Phox Water saw that 100 million water filter cartridges go to landfills every year. This is their simple solution. We’ve written already about startups tackling the world’s problem with plastics. From replacing packing material, to breaking plastic down into reusable chemicals, to turning it into aggregate for building, startups are taking on this huge waste issue wit...
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Plastic focused startup looks to build a sustainable future

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2019
Plastech Innovation is a startup on a mission to reduce the plastic waste entering our natural environment... When we featured BioCellection, we said that an estimated 91% of plastic waste does not get recycled. Given the amount of plastic we use every day, that is a massive amount of un-recycled plastic. There are various reasons for this lack of recycling. Surface contamination can cause the m...
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Startup of the Week - Evocco

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th January 2019
Evocco - The innovative app that will help you shop sustainably and minimise the environmental impact... Let’s face it - we are all more aware than ever of the importance of ethical eating. We know that what we choose to eat doesn’t just have an impact on our health, but also has a huge impact on the environment. Of course whilst we may have the best intentions and vow to eat and...
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Aeropowder tackles the plastic problem with feather based packaging

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th December 2018
Aeropowder is an award winning startup, who's first product pluumo, is the world’s first feather-based thermal packaging material. Packaging is a problem. It is choking the life out of the oceans, literally, and can take between 450 and 1,000 years to break down when dumped in landfills. Although we have known these things for quite some time, we have only very recently begun to do anything...
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Fancy some carbon negative ‘craft beef’?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th November 2018
Pioneering meat wholesaler ‘Ethical Butcher’ are looking to revolutionise the UK meat market with a their new venture which aims to see carbon negative meat delivered to households across the UK. Farshad Kazemian, the CEO of new venture ‘The Ethical Butcher’, is planning to launch the new service in the coming months, following a crowdfunding campaign which went live last ...
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Going Green! Startup businesses solving environmental challenges

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2018
“Going green” is something you often hear big or global corporations trying to achieve. Education and consumer demand is playing a part in changing minds and business models, but one thing is for sure, when it comes to startups which are innovative and disruptive by nature, their ability to be sustainable from the outset is usually inherit to their design. What’s more, there&rsqu...
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Effective Ways To Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2018
Earth Day officially occurs on April 22, but your company can reduce its carbon footprint all year-round. Start by implementing numerous eco-friendly practices into daily operations. Even small steps can make a big impact on the environment, and as a bonus, you’ll see a difference in your bottom line. Use Less Paper Paper can contribute up to 35 percent of your company's waste. Fortun...
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Chip[s] Board - an eco-friendly idea well baked

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th April 2018
Chip[s] Board - The startup that's on a mission to find value where others see waste with their eco-friendly material made out of potato peel...It’s slow work, but the world is going through the process of realising that we need to rely more on green, eco-friendly, sustainable...well, everything possible, and making the switch where viable. Building materials, furniture, and cutlery might no...
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World's first reusable tampon applicator

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2018
An innovation by British organic tampon company DAME, D a reusable tampon applicator, aims to gives women more opportunity to have an environmentally friendly period and launches to immediate acclaim passing it's Kickstarter crowdfunding target within days.  Founded by Celia Pool and Alec Mills, DAME is on a mission to to reduce waste from everyday products, without compromising on perf...
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