Circular Economy

Transformative change and rapid advancements in technology can bring us back within the limits of our planet’s boundaries. Promising startups leading this revolution are developing advanced waste to energy solutions, AI-driven recycling and bio-based chemicals. These innovators and their investors, with new business models and nature-based materials, are our catalysts for a regenerative and circular economy, where sharing, closed-loop systems and zero waste are the new normal.

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Impactful Ideas

Dyecoo, Netherlands
Zero water, zero waste clothes dying technology

The textiles industry uses obscene quantities of water and chemicals and produces huge amounts of toxic waste, which is a major problem in countries like China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Thailand. DyeCoo has developed a process of dyeing cloth that uses no water at all, and no chemicals other than the dyes themselves. Learn more.

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Sulapac, Finland
Accelerating the plastic waste-free future with materials that are beautiful and functional.

The Biochemist Founders of Sulapac looked around their bathroom and saw the same thing we all see: a problem. Aware of the ever-growing amounts of single-use plastic that fills our lives and seas these innovators are shifting us towards a plastic waste-free future with sustainable materials that are beautiful and functional. Like nature. That’s impact. Learn more.

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Huidu, China
Bringing circular economy packaging solutions to China’s logistics and manufacturing industries

Shanghai-based startup Huidu Environmental saw an opportunity in the staggering volumes of packaging waste produced by China’s courier industry, which handles 40% of global logistics business. Huidu combines advanced recycled packaging solutions with a large network of local recycling services. A rental business model means that customers like China Post, Amazon and DHL are responsible for returning smart boxes and packages, saving billions in plastic bags, wasted tape and timber from trees. Learn more.

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