So&Co2017

Can Benelux Close the Loop?

Can Benelux Close the Loop?

Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands hope to be an incubator for a circular economy in Europe.

Oct 27, 2017
Catherine Kurzawa
The End of Waste

The End of Waste

TerraCycle finds value in the lowliest of trash, from cigarette butts to chewing gum.

Oct 27, 2017
Angelo Ragaza
It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

China is betting on industrial symbiosis among residents of business parks to create a cleaner future.

Oct 27, 2017
Dou Shicong
Oil to Fuel: A Win-Win for China

Oil to Fuel: A Win-Win for China

Chinese food vendors have been preparing dishes with illegally recycled cooking oil, which carries alarming health risks. MotionECO has come…

Oct 27, 2017
Ma Yifei
Circular Economy Requires All Stakeholders to Be Aligned Towards the Same Objective

Circular Economy Requires All Stakeholders to Be Aligned Towards the Same Objective

Elisa Tonda is the Head of the Consumption and Production Unit at UN Environment. In this interview, she tells us…

Oct 27, 2017
Elisa Tonda
Waking Up A Continent to Climate Change

Waking Up A Continent to Climate Change

No continent will suffer more from global warming than Africa. In a race against time, the African Climate Reality Project…

Oct 27, 2017
Charlotte Mathews
Making Manure Great Again

Making Manure Great Again

Sistema Biobolsa helps small farmers convert livestock waste into renewable energy and organic fertilizer.

Oct 27, 2017
Elizabeth Meza Rodríguez
Artificial Silk That's Tough Like Steel

Artificial Silk That's Tough Like Steel

German startup AMSilk catches big brands in its silky web.

Oct 27, 2017
Axel Höpner
The Fight Against Waste and Food Spoilage: Surge in Popularity for Unpackaged Goods in France

The Fight Against Waste and Food Spoilage: Surge in Popularity for Unpackaged Goods in France

Sales of loose goods currently represent 1.5 percent of purchases in France. The association Réseau Vrac is supporting and training entrepreneurs who are tempted to set up shop.

Oct 27, 2017
Agathe Mercante
Bamboo Shoots Higher

Bamboo Shoots Higher

After flooring, boat construction and other applications, environmentally friendly bamboo is now ready to debut in pipelines, thanks to new patented composite technologies.

Oct 27, 2017
Zhang Xia
Everlasting Blue Jeans

Everlasting Blue Jeans

MUD Jeans is a Dutch “circular denim” firm that wants to make fashion a less dirty business.

Oct 27, 2017
Senay Boztas