Details of the six finalists for the Green Alley Awards, a prize awarded to start-ups innovating towards circular economy models, have been announced. The inaugural prize was won last year by Helsinki-based RePack, a company that put forward a business model to reuse ecommerce packaging waste.

Credit: Green Alley
Credit: Green Alley

The competition was launched by Green Alley Investment GmbH and German crowdfunding platform Seedmatch, and this year the European Recycling Platform UK and London accelerator Bethnal Green Ventures also joined as partners. The winner receives a package of benefits valued by Green Alley at €20,000.

This year’s finalists:

Adaptavate (UK) – developing an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plasterboard.

Binee (Germany) – ‘smart’ bin optimise collection and recycling and EEE waste.

Entocycle (UK) – aiming to use black soldier flies to reduce food waste and create animal feed.

InFarm (Germany/Israel) – developing vertical greenhouses to be used by supermarkets.

Solstrøm Furniture (Germany) – seeking to extend the lifespan of PV modules through upcycling.

Voltechnik (Ireland) – developing an automated process that removes toxic elements from EEE waste.

Source: Finalists for Circular Start-up Prize Announced

The post Six Start-up Finalists For Green Alley Awards Announced appeared first on Circulate.

Source: Circulate News RSS