Posts Categorized: Circular Economy

Startup provides companies with reusable packaging

A new packaging startup offers companies a sustainable shipping model with reusable packaging made from recycled materials.

Engineers produce biofuel from mushroom waste

A naturally occurring bacteria turns cellulose into a petrol substitute that gas-powered cars can use without requiring any modification.

Top 5 innovations for Earth Day 2018

Our latest Top 5 celebrates Earth Day 2018 with some of the most inspiring business ideas trying to change our attitude and behavior about plastics.

Hotel turns old linens into new pyjamas

A hotel chain in partnership with a charity is repurposing old linens into pyjamas to help children in need get a good night’s sleep.

Smart tire reduces air pollution

A new concept tire uses moss and onboard electronics to reduce urban air pollution.

Whirlpool turbine creates fish-friendly hydropower

New Belgian energy company uses a simple turbine construction to create round-the-clock water-powered electricity for remote communities without harming the environment.

Solar-powered thermal batteries release heat on demand

Using a phase change polymer, researchers have developed a thermal battery that helps solve the age-old problem of how to store heat from the sun.

Top 10 innovations fighting plastic waste

From credit cards and shopping bags to hair combs and water bottles, plastic has been integrated into every aspect of our lives. However, the manufactured material is leaving a harmful imprint upon our environment. As more businesses from all over the world announce their commitment to eliminating all single-use plastics from their operations, products and supply chain, we have selected 10 new innovative examples that bring about new ways of recycling plastic.
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New street lamp powered by dog poo

A new street lamp uses an anaerobic digester powered by dog excrement to light a residential area in the UK.

Historic Dutch dike lights up with sustainable art installations

Showcasing the strength and beauty of an iconic design, the art project uses wind and passing cars to light up the structure and create shareable power.