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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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Thriftify - connecting charity retailers with customers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th December 2019
Thriftify is an online platform that connects the most sustainable & ethical source of goods with consumers who care... Charity shops can be of great value. Not only does the money spent in them go to good causes and make a difference, but shoppers can encounter some great finds that they didn’t know they wanted. Millions of products are donated to charity shops every year, but a lot of...
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How physical exercise and overcoming adversity inspired two founders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2019
Proof of the life-changing impact that physical exercise can have, as we look at two inspirational businesses that have been created by their founders overcoming mental health and addiction issues... Whilst we all know that exercise has a significant beneficial effect on our physical health, it’s becoming ever more apparent that it also has a hugely positive effect on our mental health...
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From random acts of kindness to The Cool To Be Kind Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th November 2019
The Cool To Be Kind Project, a global kindness movement, started after Naomi Lambert's devastating journey with infertility culminated in a full hysterectomy at 32. Naomi shares her journey with Startacus... At 32 years old, I had to have a hysterectomy, making it impossible for me to ever fulfil the dream of having children. Devastated? That doesn’t even begin to cut it. The fact I had to ...
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One Step Closer empowers change makers and CSR schemes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th November 2019
One Step Closer aim to empower change-makers and CSR schemes, transforming sustainability initiatives into empowering talking points. We have about 10 years to get our collective act together as a species and cut carbon emissions before we hit a point of no return. It’s all well and good for us as individuals to wash our tin cans and recycle the copious amount of wine bottles we collect in ...
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Manchester fintech GoodBox hits £2m donated to UK charities

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2019
Working with charities of all sizes and across multiple categories, including Comic Relief, the Church of England, Save the Children, and the British Red Cross, Manchester fintech GoodBox has now raised over £2 million through GoodBox hardware for UK charities, facilitating donations from over 830,000 people. More exciting perhaps for the charity sector, it's highest average donation ha...
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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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Tumelo offers a personal portfolio for social good

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2019
With Tumelo, you can invest anything from £5 into a personal portfolio that is made up of businesses that are doing social good, thus partaking in ‘socially responsible investment’ A lot of us like the idea of investment. It sounds like something fancy people who know what they’re doing take part in, and it makes them rich. While we suspect there may be more to it than tha...
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Ticketpass aim to lead the ethical ticketing movement

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2019
Ticketpass are aiming to lead the ethical ticketing movement, with their fair and social ticketing platform that puts people first... If you have ever used ticketing website to sell or buy tickets to events, you might understand how overpriced and inflexible such platforms are. Fees on top of the ticket itself can be extortionate and can result in you spending money you don’t really ...
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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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