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Winnow uses AI to address food waste

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th September 2019
Winnow develop AI tools to help chefs run more profitable, sustainable kitchens by cutting food waste. Here's how... Many of us grew up being cajoled into eating all our vegetables or cleaning our plates because there were starving children and adults who were a lot less fortunate than us. It might have seemed like a parenting cliche to teach us about appreciating what we have, however it would b...
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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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Startup of the Week - Koin Rewards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th August 2019
The ethical rewards app Koin Rewards, reimagining loyalty through responsible shopping and tokenisation and created to reward us all for being conscious consumers... It’d be fair to say that more and more of us have ethics and sustainability at the forefront of our minds when we are making purchases and we are increasingly trying to support businesses which aim to bring about positive socia...
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SupplyCompass navigates £1.5m seed round to transform global supply chains

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th July 2019
SupplyCompass, a design-to-delivery sourcing platform that provides an efficient and sustainable solution for global supply chains, agrees a £1.5m seed fund deal. SupplyCompass, a design-to-delivery sourcing platform that provides an efficient and sustainable solution for global supply chains, has agreed a £1.5m seed fund deal led by early-stage venture capital investor, Episode 1. Th...
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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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BioCellection provides innovation in plastic recycling

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2019
Plastic recycling in an entirely innovative way thanks to BioCellection, the startup that's using advanced technologies to transform un-recyclable plastics into virgin quality chemicals... Just the other day, Jason Momoa shaved off his beard to raise awareness of plastic pollution and recycling, climate change demonstrators are gluing themselves to things across the UK, not long ago, UK scho...
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EDP searching for startups to join the Starter Acceleration Program

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th April 2019
EDP, one of Europe's major electricity operators is currently looking for startups for their new EDP Starter Acceleration Program. If you are a startup looking at; energy storage, clean energy, smart grids, client focused solutions, digital innovation and innovative internal processes this program could be for you.  Energy sector focused startups will get the chance to work together with EDP...
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Mimica Touch relabels the food waste problem

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th March 2019
Mimica Touch - The startup that has created a biologically active food expiry label to help combat food waste. In the UK, 7 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away every year. Much of this is due to people looking at the ‘use by’ date and throwing away out-of-date food and drink without stopping to check if it really has gone bad. Whether this is easy to check for yourself, li...
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Too Good To Go raises further €6m to keep fighting food waste everywhere

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th February 2019
Food waste app Too Good To Go, an app that connects users to stores that have unsold, surplus food, has announced that it has raised a further €6m in funding to accelerate its mission to eliminate food waste globally, taking its total investment to €16m.  The new investment will fuel growth in four new countries this year, to reach a projected total of 100 million meals r...
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