Bureo

Bureo collects fishing nets and recycles them to create upcycled products such as sunglasses and skateboards.

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Ecoblocks and tiles

Ecoblocks and Tiles buys and collects plastic waste and turns it into a high-quality product, roofing tiles, that can

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Rice & Carry

This entrepreneurship from Sri Lanka tackles two issues: plastic waste and the lack of job opportunities for women in rural areas. They produce a wide range of bags and accessories, made with waste materials found on Si Lanka’s coastline. Since 2019, they are also a certified member of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).

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Clear Rivers

Clear Rivers is an initiative that uses Litter Traps to collect plastic waste from rivers and port areas and use it to produce platforms that can be assembled to form a floating park (Recycled Islands).

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Brickarp

Brickarp makes long building blocks from plastic waste where the blocks can be put together via tongue and groove. This allows a thin wall to be created quickly.

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New marble

New Marble is a sustainable tile brand that makes new tiles from old PET bottles. 1m2 of New Marble is made from 302 plastic bottles and the tiles are fully recyclable.

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Plastic Collective Shruder

The Plastic Collective helps set up community-run micro-enterprises for plastic recycling. The Shruder consists of two machines – a shredder and an extruder, integrated into one portable unit. It is used to process raw shredded plastic material into building products, household recycled goods and houses, as well as extruding cord or filament. It is specially designed for remote locations and can be powered by solar energy.

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Waterhaul

Waterhaul sunglasses are made from waste fishing nets. The frame is produced from 100% recovered ghost gear and paired with recyclable mineral glass optics.

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Recycled Brick

The British non-profit ‘Recycle Rebuild’ worked together with the Dutch company called ‘Precious Plastics’ to create a building brick that’s made 100% out of recycled plastics. To keep the brick strong but cheap to make, it’s design is hollow on the inside. This air also allows for good heat insulation. The design of the brick reminds us of the infamous Lego brick. Since the project is completely dependend on donations, the building plan for creating your own plastic bricks is available on their website. It can be used to build toilet buildings at festivals or bicycle sheds, for example.

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Gumbuddy

Gumbuddy is a company trying to reduce chewing gum and cigarette waste. They do so by placing Gumbuddies, a sort of trashcan developed especially for gum and cigarettes. It’s their aim to recycle gum and give it a new life.

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