Irish Circular Start-up Makes Shortlist for Green Alley Awards

January 19th, 2022

Vote for your favourite circular economy start-up!

Congratulations to Irish circular economy start-up, EDAC for making the shortlist for the 2022 Green Alley Awards, Europe’s first start-up awards scheme for the circular economy. Officially formed in 2019, EDAC's environmental compliance software helps various industries to track, log and manage their environmental assets.

Show your support for this industry-leader by casting your vote at www.green-alley-award.com/poll/2022-green-alley-award-public-voting.The start-up with the most votes will earn a place in the finals, alongside five others that will be chosen by an expert committee. The winner of the Green Alley Awards receives a cash prize of €25,000.

Martin Tobin, CEO ERP Ireland said “Congratulations to Irish circular economy start-up, EDAC for making the shortlist for the 2022 Green Alley Awards. There are so many creative ideas out there and the Green Alley Awards provides the perfect platform for Irish start-ups like EDAC to showcase their new environmental business. I’d like to thank Ossian Smyth TD, Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for his support for this campaign and his recognition that The Green Alley Awards give businesses an opportunity to play their part in developing Ireland’s circular economy.”

The shortlist for the top 20 circular start-ups are:

Agree No plastic wrapping anymore: Our plant-based edible coating protects fruits and vegetables, which increases shelf life and avoids food waste. Country: Italy URL: https://agreenet.webflow.io/

and-less For a waste-free food delivery: We have developed a reusable packaging solution for take away food. Country: Austria URL: www.and-less.at

Atelier Riforma Enabling circular fashion: Our AI technology and digital platform helps the fashion industry to optimize reuse and resale of textile waste. Country: Italy URL: www.atelier-riforma.it/en/

BioFashionTech Reducing textile waste: Our bioprocess degrades textile materials and transforms them into new valuable bioproducts. Country: Netherlands URL: www.biofashiontech.com

Circunomics Second life for batteries: We have developed an IoT marketplace for managing the whole lifecycle of batteries based on data. Country: Germany URL: www.circunomics.com

EDAC Green Business: Our environmental compliance software helps various industries to track, log and manage their environmental assets. Country: Ireland URL: www.edac.ie

Enzymity Closing the plastics loop: Our biotechnological process using enzymes turns plastic waste into new virgin-grade plastic. Country: Latvia URL: www.enzymity.com

Flexi-Hex Ltd Nature as a model: Our plastic packaging alternative made of paper has a patented honeycomb design to protect fragile items. Country: UK URL: www.flexi-hex.com

Glenntex Reduce virgin plastic: We design, tailor and engineer 2D nanocomposites to create high performance recycled plastics. Country: Sweden URL: www.glenntex.com

Gravity Wave Fighting marine littering: We collect ocean plastics and transform them into circular products. Country: Spain URL: www.thegravitywave.com

MakeGrowLab Biomaterial revolution: Our coatings and films with plastic-like properties for food packaging can be recycled like paper or biodegrade. Country: Poland URL: www.makegrowlab.com

Moree Zero-waste shopping: We provide a delivery service for groceries in reusable packaging to help consumers reduce single-use plastics. Country: UK URL: /

Nazena Upcycling Fashion: We help fashion companies transforming their production scrap into products to be used in their stores. Country: Italy URL: www.nazena.com

Pandobac Reusable packaging service: We offer a circular system with reusable crates, including the rental, washing, tracking and transportation. Country: France URL: www.pandobac.com

Peggada Environmental awareness: Our online platform for sustainability solutions connects sustainable businesses with conscious consumers. Country: Portugal URL: www.peggada.com

Proservation Eliminate styrofoam and airpops: Our sustainable cushioning material made of grain husks protects fragile items during shipment. Country: Germany URL: /

ScrapAd Green Marketing: We provide a global platform for trading recyclable materials to counteract the lack of information in the recycling industry. Country: Spain URL: www.scrapad.com

Scrapp Ltd Simplifying waste sorting: Our mobile application guides you through your local recycling rules by simply scanning the barcode of any item. Country: UK URL: www.scrapprecycling.com

Source One Waste management for hospitals: We recycle plastic waste from surgery room areas into secondary raw materials for medical devices. Country: Germany URL: www.srcone.de

Voltfang Extending the lifecycle of batteries: Our green electricity storage systems uses electric car batteries to provide clean energy at home. Country: Germany URL: www.voltfang.de

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