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Springwise Updates – August 2012

Updates

Innovations and updates from businesses previously featured on Springwise.

The new businesses we feature on Springwise are constantly growing and developing new products and services, and we thought it time to share some of their news with you again. The businesses below have all kept us up to date with their recent progress:
TerraCycle
The non-recyclable packaging collection system that TerraCycle set up across US chainstores sought to re-use waste that would previously have been left for the scrapheap. Now they have teamed up with ubiquitous biro suppliers, Bic, to create a sponsorship deal where schools across the country will be encouraged to recycle their pens, markers and felt-tips – spreading the TerraCycle message. Read our article on TerraCycle >>
Ecopod
This neat home recycling compactor was first featured on our pages in 2006, and since then the founder has made a number of changes, most notably changing the material the Ecopod compactors are constructed from – they are now made from bioplastic, which is a form of plastic made from renewable materials. It was also awarded an IF Design award. Read our article on Ecopod >>
TerraCycle
The non-recyclable packaging collection system that TerraCycle set up across US chainstores sought to re-use waste that would previously have been left for the scrapheap. Now they have teamed up with ubiquitous biro suppliers, Bic, to create a sponsorship deal where schools across the country will be encouraged to recycle their pens, markers and felt-tips – spreading the TerraCycle message. Read our article on TerraCycle >>
Podtime
The brains behind Podtime appreciate the huge benefits of the occasional nap for improving productivity, and have recently proven a big hit in London during the Olympic Games as commuters minimise the risk of travel delays by renting out pods to sleep in in the vicinity of their workplaces. Now the company is looking for an investor to further expand their pod locations. Read our article on Podtime >>
Ecopod
This neat home recycling compactor was first featured on our pages in 2006, and since then the founder has made a number of changes, most notably changing the material the Ecopod compactors are constructed from – they are now made from bioplastic, which is a form of plastic made from renewable materials. It was also awarded an IF Design award. Read our article on Ecopod >>
TerraCycle
The non-recyclable packaging collection system that TerraCycle set up across US chainstores sought to re-use waste that would previously have been left for the scrapheap. Now they have teamed up with ubiquitous biro suppliers, Bic, to create a sponsorship deal where schools across the country will be encouraged to recycle their pens, markers and felt-tips – spreading the TerraCycle message. Read our article on TerraCycle >>
Help Remedies
Help Remedies caught our attention originally with their bone marrow donor registration kits included in packets of bandages. Since then they have launched a new website, WhatswrongUS.com, which uses the sales data from their eight products to assess the most common ailments across America. The founders felt that this information might be interesting from a sociological point of view and, as such, wanted to share it with the public. Read our article on Help Remedies >>
Podtime
The brains behind Podtime appreciate the huge benefits of the occasional nap for improving productivity, and have recently proven a big hit in London during the Olympic Games as commuters minimise the risk of travel delays by renting out pods to sleep in in the vicinity of their workplaces. Now the company is looking for an investor to further expand their pod locations. Read our article on Podtime >>
Ecopod
This neat home recycling compactor was first featured on our pages in 2006, and since then the founder has made a number of changes, most notably changing the material the Ecopod compactors are constructed from – they are now made from bioplastic, which is a form of plastic made from renewable materials. It was also awarded an IF Design award. Read our article on Ecopod >>
TerraCycle
The non-recyclable packaging collection system that TerraCycle set up across US chainstores sought to re-use waste that would previously have been left for the scrapheap. Now they have teamed up with ubiquitous biro suppliers, Bic, to create a sponsorship deal where schools across the country will be encouraged to recycle their pens, markers and felt-tips – spreading the TerraCycle message. Read our article on TerraCycle >>
Codage
Codage’s design-your-own skincare range was a unique premise from the start, rooted in practical considerations as skin sensitivity and tone can vary dramatically from person to person. Predominantly an online retailer, they have now also partnered with Parisian department store Colette to supply their product. They have also developed their business model further, with personalized cosmetic packaging featuring the buyer’s initials as well as a re-designed website that is slick and easy to navigate. Read our article on Codage >>
Help Remedies
Help Remedies caught our attention originally with their bone marrow donor registration kits included in packets of bandages. Since then they have launched a new website, WhatswrongUS.com, which uses the sales data from their eight products to assess the most common ailments across America. The founders felt that this information might be interesting from a sociological point of view and, as such, wanted to share it with the public. Read our article on Help Remedies >>
Podtime
The brains behind Podtime appreciate the huge benefits of the occasional nap for improving productivity, and have recently proven a big hit in London during the Olympic Games as commuters minimise the risk of travel delays by renting out pods to sleep in in the vicinity of their workplaces. Now the company is looking for an investor to further expand their pod locations. Read our article on Podtime >>
Ecopod
This neat home recycling compactor was first featured on our pages in 2006, and since then the founder has made a number of changes, most notably changing the material the Ecopod compactors are constructed from – they are now made from bioplastic, which is a form of plastic made from renewable materials. It was also awarded an IF Design award. Read our article on Ecopod >>
TerraCycle
The non-recyclable packaging collection system that TerraCycle set up across US chainstores sought to re-use waste that would previously have been left for the scrapheap. Now they have teamed up with ubiquitous biro suppliers, Bic, to create a sponsorship deal where schools across the country will be encouraged to recycle their pens, markers and felt-tips – spreading the TerraCycle message. Read our article on TerraCycle >>