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WasteMap - making the world's waste visible, verifiable and valuable

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st April 2023
WasteMap is a platform developed by innovative startup Topolytics, that uses data analytics, mapping and machine learning to make waste and resource management more transparent, efficient and effective. There is an area in the Pacific Ocean twice the size of Texas - or three times the size of France - that you would be forgiven for thinking, at a distance, is a land mass. A country. This is th...
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Odd Coffee Company - saving the world, one coffee at a time

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th January 2023
Odd Coffee Company - the startup that's tackling coffee wastage by offering sustainably-sourced surplus coffee, rescued from British roasters. They say that the Earth revolves around the sun. They say that the Earth rotates 15 degrees per hour. We say that it’s coffee that makes the world go round and gives us the sunrise - that spark, that glimmer of hope, that signal that it’s tim...
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Revive - the startup striving to create a waste free world

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th January 2023
  Sustainable and innovative - Revive is a Glasgow-based greentech startup that has created a palm oil alternative from used coffee grounds. Palm oil is a versatile oil that is used in numerous everyday products, from shampoo to chocolate. It is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. However, its production is one of the biggest factors in deforestation and carbon emissions; its ...
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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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