Green Alley Award - the startup prize for the circular economy
Cellugy (Denmark)
The startup has come up with EcoFLEXY, a 100% bio-based alternative to conventional plastic packaging. Made from agricultural waste, the cellulose foil can break down into fertile compost and is resistant to water and temperature changes. The translucent and flexible bio-sheets are eco-friendly and suitable for the food industry.

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Flustix (Germany)
Flustix has invented a consumer trustmark to increase transparency and raise awareness amongst consumers. Differently coloured trustmarks indicate whether products and/or packaging are free of plastics and microplastics or are made of recyclates. Producers that want their products to be certified have to pass a thorough examination by an independent certification body.

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Gelatex Technologies (Estonia)
Gelatex created an eco-friendly alternative to conventional leather. Even though chemically identical, it is produced without the use of toxins and comes at half the price. Using gelatine, a waste by-product from meat processing, Gelatex is organic and biodegradable. Thickness and texture can be customized so that it can be used in the fashion and automotive industry. 

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LivingPackets (France)
The startup has developed a sustainable packaging solution for online deliveries. “The Box” is an alternative to cardboard boxes and can be reused approximately 1,000 times. Thanks to a built-in camera and scale, The Box can charge delivery fees automatically and it comes with an app which makes tracking possible and offers the opportunity to schedule a pick-up time.

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RMF Tech (Germany)
RMF Tech has developed a recycling technology to extract the critical material indium from residues. Indium is needed in the technology and energy industries for the production of displays and photovoltaic cells. With RMF Tech’s patented technology, indium can be extracted from primary sources (slag and ore) and secondary sources (electronical waste) to meet rising global demand.

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VEnvirotech (Spain)
Biotechnology startup VEnvirotech creates polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastics using bacteria. The bacteria are fed with organic waste from agricultural food companies, making their bioplastic 100% bio-based. The whole process takes place in a container that can be set up at clients’ facilities. The bioplastic can then be used for packaging, adhesives or 3D printing.

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The Green Alley Award in Berlin
You want to watch our six finalists pitch their business idea live on stage? Register here for the Award Ceremony on 17th October in Berlin and be there when we announce the 2019 Green Alley Award winner!
European Recycling Conference
19 September | Paris
fixfest 2019
20–22 September | Berlin
iNTERNATIONAL Resource efficiency conference
25–26 September | Brussels
roundtable on sustainable consumption and production
15–18 October | Barcelona
International conference for the circular economy
24–25 October | Portorož, Slovenia
More than 24 million… devices lie around in drawers and boxes in Germany. Those devices hold valuable raw material like gold, silver, palladium or cobalt that could be used again when recycled.
Source: Welt
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