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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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Startup of the Week - Oddbox

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th January 2018
Over the last few years, we’ve all become increasingly aware of the extent of food waste in the UK and the serious problem it has become. As with all such problems, there is an inherent need for us all to do what we can to find a solution. Step forward therefore our latest startup of the week which is on a mission to do just that by proactively fighting food waste. Oddbox is a London based...
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Pedal Me pushes forward with its on-demand taxi service powered by bike

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th October 2017
With London perhaps saying goodbye to Uber, the city is going to need a new alternative to black cabs, if only for the sake of choice. (We of course appreciate too that there are other Uber like taxi-hailing services in London - which you can still use). Walking is cheaper, of course, but London is big, busy, and everyone is always in a rush. So what is faster than walking but capable of avoidin...
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The Environment Now entrepreneurs share their stories

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2017
Earlier this week we highlighted that The Environment Now, a UK programme that funds unique digital ideas that aim to tackle environmental issues, was again open for applications. With the programme now running for over a year, (offering people aged 17-24 the opportunity to apply for a grant of £10K to benefit the environment), The Environment Now has a strong and growing cohort of young ent...
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