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Greyparrot - AI waste analytics for the circular economy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2022
London-based startup Greyparrot is on a mission to increase transparency and automation in recycling to unlock the financial value of waste. The waste management industry is worth $1.6 trillion every year, although people don’t tend to think of it in monetary terms. But, as we have written before, putting things in monetary terms is sometimes the best or only way to get people to actually...
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MIWA - the sustainable shopping solution

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th June 2022
MIWA is a Czech startup that's created an innovative smart tech solution to make waste-free shopping the new normal. Although some brands are making a little more effort these days, it can still be hard to find food that isn’t wrapped up inside ten times its weight in plastic. The convenience of plastic outweighs its environmental impact for a lot of brands, and for a lot of consumers. Bu...
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Twig - the fintech that’s on a mission to power the circular economy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2021
  The lowdown on fintech startup Twig and its “Bank of Things” enabling users to turn their things into instant cash. We have written recently about startups helping people to sell or rent their unwanted belongings rather than having them end up in a landfill - startups such as Young Planet and By Rotation, for example. It's clear they're doing their bit to address a huge proble...
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Junk Kouture - empowering young people through creativity and sustainability

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th July 2021
The lowdown on Junk Kouture, the Irish-based global platform that's on a mission to unleash the creative brilliance of young people We live in a society that is often lacking tolerance for the creative, that thinks that rather than painting or writing, we should all get a ‘proper’ job. We only need to look at the UK government’s adverts trying to get more people to train in c...
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ANTI - the waste transformation startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th July 2021
The startup that's on a mission to put new life into the discarded - ANTI transforms products destined for landfill into sustainable desirable objects... We in the UK know better than many the struggles of umbrella versus wind. We think we’ll thwart the gods of weather by taking our umbrella into battle against the hammering rain, but just as we think it’s safe to go back into the f...
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Sole Responsibility - an innovative approach to fashion waste

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th May 2021
The lowdown on Sole Responsibility, the Halifax-based business that's on a mission to save "seconds"clothing and footwear from landfill... It’s that time of the week that you look forward to, when we remind you that landfills are bad! And, when it comes to its impact on the environment, so is the fashion industry. We wrote earlier this year in our article about Renoon that the UN Conferen...
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Startup of the Week - YoungPlanet

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th March 2021
  YoungPlanet is an app that "enables parents to put no longer used children’s things to good use with new families and away from landfill, for free". With Spring firmly on its way, many of us will be turning our attention to spring cleaning and decluttering. And if you've got children there'll no doubt be lots of things that are taking up space that they've either outgrown or no lo...
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FiltraCycle - the startup that recycles cigarette butts

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th August 2020
FiltraCycle - The Irish startup that's tackling environmental pollution in an entirely innovative way... A cigarette doesn’t seem like a lot of waste, does it? One little piece of paper, dry leaves, and some kind of compact cotton filter. Unpleasant to see scattered about the street or getting stuck to your shoe, but there’s far worse litter out there, isn’t there? But what abo...
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Startup of the Week - Kitche

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th April 2020
Kitche is an app that aims to make you waste less food and save more money... Let’s face it - food waste is not just an issue for the big players - the supermarkets and the restaurant chains. In fact, our startup-of-the-week from last week Cogz is also tackling food waste directly... It’s been said that the average UK household discards about £70 of food every month too. ...
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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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