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Clothes are moving fast in fashion retail, but a re-use and recycle scheme keeps hangers in the loop
Braiform is a global leader in garment hanger reuse. Products are returned to reuse centres where they are sorted, repackaged and distributed back to garment-producing regions, preventing them from ending up in landfill.
There are plenty of hot startups with a new technology that can accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
Yet some of the best examples rely on the gradual evolution of processes and a precise understanding of energy and resource flows. Continual improvement, collaboration and systems thinking are very much on display at the British Sugar’s Factory in Norfolk.
Smart proteins saving our seas: black soldier flies convert waste into high quality food for aquaculture
The Need - a huge volume of organic waste is generated each year. At the same time there is a growing demand for high quality protein in the animal feed and aquaculture sectors.
The Solution - by using the remarkable nutrient-recycling capacity of the black soldier fly larvae, organic waste can be converted into high quality protein in a very short time period.
Tale Me is the first European dressing room to rent clothing for maternity and babies/children from 0 to 6 years old.
In September 2017, HNST (pronounce as “honest”) had a collection campaign where people could drop off their old and unworn denims at more than 80 collecting points in Flanders (Belgium).
"Junker" is the APP which recognizes products, within a single click on their barcode, and provides citizens with all the necessary information for recycling their components in a correct and fast way. It is the application which makes waste disposal easy, thanks to the Internet of Things and user crowdsourcing.
The Granada Sur Biorefinery of Emasagra has set up an ambitious environmental strategy in order to become European circular economy reference in the field of sanitation and wastewater treatment.
Stone wool can be recycled again and again into new stone wool.
The company Van de Sant Innovations BV designs and manufactures comfortable sustainable furniture, made from recovered (ocean) plastics.
In 1994, the carpet tiles company Interface made a public commitment to become restorative by 2020, eliminating any negative impact the company might have. As 2020 approaches and the organisation is on track, working towards 100% renewable energy in production, 100% recycled and biobased materials, having reuse and recycling options available around the globe.
Circular Computing - creating a more ethical, sustainable and socially responsible way to buy enterprise IT
Circular Computing exists to create a more ethical, sustainable and socially responsible way to buy enterprise IT
Volpy is an all-in-one ethical and environmental innovation on the smartphone market: customers can have their smartphones valued, return them and exchange with others directly through an app.
After several years of research, a pilot plant has been constructed and gone into operation within Covesto’s project Cycles (funded by German Federal Ministry of Environment (BMUB)), to demonstrate the reuse of low-concentrated salt-containing wastewater streams.
Offcuts and wood waste generated during production at the Herman Miller production facility in Wiltshire is collected and delivered to Timberpak, utilising empty vehicle space and back loading to minimise their environmental footprint.