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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