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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UBQ

UBQ has developed a solution that converts household waste destined to landfill into a thermoplastic material. Unlike traditional recycling, UBQ uses the entire waste stream, which does not need to be separated. The waste is upcycled into a new raw material, an alternative that can replace oil-based plastics, concrete, wood and minerals.

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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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BlueBenu

With a mission to create clean energy, circular economy and reduction of pollution from residues, BlueBenu is developing a solution that allows the conversion of organic and plastic waste into crude oil and other virgin petrochemicals, using a new smart technology with a zero-waste approach.

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