Cradle to Cradle Archive
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%
With about 100,000 light poles in a medium-sized city like Rotterdam alone, using light poles as EV charging points might just be the future of electric mobility. Dutch electricity company Eneco and Sapa Pole Products have come up with an innovative approach towards recharging your electric car. The NRGSPOT-light is an all-in-one light pole and electric
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.
Van Houtum is a 75 year old Dutch manufacturer of hygienic paper and innovative washroom solutions and can be seen as a leader in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). They are in the in paper production for more than 50 years only using 100% recycled paper. Van Houtum has a firm belief that disposable
Grow flowers by burying your old shoes. This great idea has inspired Netherlands based OAT Shoes to produce biodegradable shoes that bloom. The shoes are made of a combination of natural materials such as bio-cotton, cork and hemp mixed with certified biodegradable plastics. In a warm, moist and fertile soils with plenty of microbes, the shoes