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Tackling the climate crisis by reducing commuting

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2020
The initiative from proptech startup Desana that's aiming to reduce employees' travel distances by getting cities and organisations to work together... UK based proptech startup Desana have just launched an innovative initiative that is aiming to tackle the climate crisis by reducing commuting.Their initiative, Cityworks, aims to get cities and large organisations working together to re...
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Igloo Energy secures strategic investment of up to £20 miliion

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2019
Major investment news for challenger energy supplier Igloo Energy who have secured strategic investment of up to £20 million. Good news for challenger energy supplier, Igloo Energy, with the announcement that it is receiving a strategic investment of up to £20 million from global integrated utility company Osaka Gas, in exchange for a minority stake in the company. Igloo was fou...
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Returnr aims to replace single use takeaway packaging

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th December 2019
The Melbourne-based startup Returnr that has "Shared use, less resources, less waste" at its core, aiming to replace single use takeaway packaging with equivalent reusable solutions... Waste from packaging is a massive problem, with plastics being the most obvious and most prevalent. If you make your lunch at home to take to work with you, you are contributing less to this waste, but you are...
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Arrive is a new on-demand, zero-emission, female-friendly taxi app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th October 2019
London-based tech startup Arrive is a new on-demand, zero-emission, female-friendly taxi app, that is as much for the drivers as it is the users... As the popularity of on-demand taxi services rose, so too did the number of reports of predatory drivers taking advantage of those companies’ lack of vetting to attack women. Still little has been done to improve safety within those companies. S...
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Dolphin helps you find meaningful work

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2019
Job hunting for high impact jobs made easy, thanks to Dolphin, the startup that'll help you to find a job that’s rewarding for both you and the world... Everyone loves dolphins. They’re cute and highly intelligent and inquisitive and they help us to get jobs. Everyone also loves the idea of working in a career they enjoy and in a company that they can be proud to be a part-- Wait, dol...
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Ev.Energy optimises electric vehicle charging

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2019
The lowdown on Ev.Energy, the innovative London-based energy-tech startup that optimises electric vehicle charging... Electric vehicles are the future, right up there with artificial intelligence, holograms, and the dystopian wasteland that once was Earth. Manufacturers like Tesla are showing that electric cars don’t have to be slow, ugly, and boring, and more people are becoming ...
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Revive creates palm oil alternative from coffee grounds

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2019
Revive was created to bring new life to coffee waste, collecting and recycling used coffee grounds to create a palm oil alternative... We have written recently about startups doing their part to find ways to deal with waste so that it doesn’t end up in landfills or in the ocean. Whether it is offsetting your carbon footprint with Project Wren, using plastic as a building aggregate with Plas...
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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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