Circular Economy Archive

Enviromate – Putting Reuse at the Heart of Construction

Enviromate is designed with one core goal; to encourage and promote sustainable construction through the reuse of surplus building materials at all levels within the industry, diverting reusable material from landfill – Increasing the product lifecycle, reducing the extraction of vital raw materials, enabling the transition to a circular economy and most importantly saving the Environment. Enviromate was the idea

Upcycling copper from waste streams

Many of our products contain copper which is lost when we throw them away. The products end up in a waste to energy incinerator which leaves bottom ashes as residue. In these bottom ashes, many small fractions of copper are available, which are not being recovered. Typically, the bottom ashes of the incinerator end up

Leasing clothes from sustainable origin

Why spending so much money on staying in fashion with your jeans, when you can lease a new pair each year. Mud Jeans started the Lease a Jeans concept in 2013 and are now also launching their Lease a Fleece brand. They are using green crowdfunding platform Oneplanetcrowd to gather enough orders to submit their

Greenest stroller on planet earth

Dutch designer Bart Bost recently won the prestigous German Innovation Award at the “Kind und Jugend” fair in Cologne for his sustainable stroller, the Greentom Upp. He has chosen for high quality recyclable Polypropylene for the frame and Polyethylene Terepthalate (PET) bottles for the seat. In addition to making the Greentom Upp out of 95%

Turntoo puts circular economy into practice

Buying light hours instead of lamps, sit hours instead of chairs and washing cycles instead of washing machines. Renting the use of products instead of owning them is an essential part of the principles underlying the circular economy. Dutch startup Turntoo wants to accelerate the transition to a circular economy by transforming products into services.