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ZĪLE: when upcycling is fashion

ZILE

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Latvia

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ZĪLE is a Latvian fashion brand which develops its clothing while looking at a sustainable future, through the concept of upcycling. The label’s main resource materials are denim trousers, men’s shirts and imagination.

Zona Urbana's unique design products with recycled materials

Zona Urbana wallet

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Bulgaria

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Zona Urbana is a fashion company based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 2004, it designs and manufactures products with recycled materials, mainly bags or wallets.

REC.ON creates high quality furniture from automobile parts

RE.CON lamp

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Poland, Spain

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REC.ON creates its production by recovering auto parts. Using a unique upcycling process, they transform used, unwanted parts of automobiles into new, high-quality, functional pieces of design, adding style and an industrial aesthetic to any interior. Moreover, they have a unique process of acquiring their materials.

Good After - an online supermarket for discounted products

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Portugal

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GoodAfter.com is an online supermarket focused on products near their recommended consumption date or, in certain cases, even after their "best-before" date.

Pack, Wrap and Store with Beeswax Wraps by Malu

Beewraps by Malu

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Poland

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Beewraps by Malu is a food packaging material designed and produced by a Polish family company  to replace food foil, aluminum foil or disposable plastic containers with a biodegradable and reusable alternative.

Orybany: the first zero-waste eco-responsible gift shop in Brussels

Orybany

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Belgium

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Orybany is an ethical concept store located in the heart of Brussels working with a community of artisans and designers connected by the same values: "Human, Ethical and Diversity".

I:CO - a global waste collection network for textiles

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Germany

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I:CO is an international circular solutions provider for the collection, certified sorting, reuse and recycling of clothing and shoes. They aim to support innovative new recycling technologies which help close the loop of production cycles.

Souji: transforming used cooking oil into an ecological detergent

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Spain

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SOUJI is a liquid based on minerals and vegetables that, when mixed in the correct proportions with used cooking oil, and after shaking the mixture for 1 minute, becomes a cleaning agent/detergent which is 96% less polluting than a common detergent. 

SIGUREC: Smart machines for recyclable waste

Sigurec logo

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Romania

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SIGUREC was the most advanced household waste collection service operating in Romania until March 2020. It was a broad initiative, implemented following an official agreement between private companies and public authorities.

SirPlus: the supermarket that rescues unwanted food - rescuing as a new way of buying

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Germany

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SirPlus, based in Germany, is an example of a business which avoids food waste to its utmost. It consists of a supermarket that sells food rejected by other stores for being considered out of the regular aesthetics for a supermarket – for instance, ugly fruit and vegetables, jars labelled incorrectly, or goods near or past expiry date.

RecycLivre – the online second-hand book shop

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France

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RecycLivre.com is a website selling second-hand books which aims to establish a relationship based on solidarity between its customers and underprivileged groups. It is built around the idea of promoting the recirculation of books instead of them being thrown away by their owners.

Fashion can be sustainable

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Sweden

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Filippa K is a Swedish fashion brand which has taken significant steps to support sustainable consumption and design. The brand follows the "four Rs" of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair in order to encourage more mindful consumption and diminish fashion's impact on the environment.

Recycling mattresses

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Netherlands

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Bedzzzy is a great example of a 'product as a service'. Based in the Netherlands, it targets old mattresses which are a major source of waste, producing its own recyclable mattresses – the world’s very first 100% circular mattresses.

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