recycling

Resourcify, a platform to digitize waste management, raises €14M

Resourcify, a waste management and recycling platform, today announced that it raised €14 million ~($14.94 million) in a Series A round led by Vorwerk Ventures with participation from Revent, Ananda

Material wealth: Scrap metal trading marketplace Metaloop raises $17M

European Union (EU) lawmakers this month announced plans to reduce waste and increase recycling across the bloc, with proposals to collect and process 45% of 16 identified “strategic” raw

DePoly keeps hard-to-recycle plastic from ending up in landfills

About 400 million tons of plastic are produced each year, but less than 10% is recycled, with most of the rest ending up incinerated or in landfills. One reason is that it is difficult for conventiona

‘Infinite recycling’ startup Samsara Eco partners with Lululemon

Samsara Eco, an Australian startup that uses enzyme-based tech to recycle plastics, textiles and other materials countless number of times, has struck a major partnership with Lululemon. The deal mean

AMP Robotics attracts investment from Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund

AMP Robotics, a Denver, Colorado-based startup creating robotic systems that can automatically sort recyclable material, today announced that it extended its Series C round to $99 million, thanks to a

‘Drink to dust’: Startup says just smash its clay alternative to plastic cups

Disposable plastic and paper cups are an environmental mess. GaeaStar, a startup based in Berlin and San Francisco, thinks it can do better with just clay, water, salt and sand. After piloting disposa

Recycleye grabs $17M, calling plastic crisis a ‘tremendous business opportunity’

Highlighting the plastic industry’s infamous track record on recycling, London-based Recycleye says it raised $17 million in new funding led by “deep tech” investor DCVC. The startup

Transforming old cardboard boxes into insulation nets CleanFiber $10 million round

Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspapers, a dwindling resource. CleanFiber thinks its cardboard process can make up the difference.

Metaspectral snaps $4.7M seed round to bring real-time hyperspectral data to recycling

The startup's real-time processing of hyperspectral data could give companies new ways to use imagery to solve old problems.

Humble keeps excess inventory out of the Philippines’ landfills

Excess inventory, including returned items, from e-commerce, logistics and retail companies often ends up being disposed. Manila-based Humble Sustainability is a circular economy startup that wants to

Samsara Eco raises $54M AUD for its ‘infinite plastic recycling’ tech

Samsara Eco, an Australian startup that uses enzyme-based technology to break down plastic into its core molecules, announced today it has raised $54 million AUD (about $34.7 million USD) in Series A

EverestLabs raises $16.1M for AI that sorts recyclables

During a family trip to India, Jagadeesh Ambati was shocked by how broken the local recycling system had become. After complaining about it to his wife, she challenged him to make a change. He did, ev

Samsung aims to make global operations and products carbon neutral by 2050

Samsung announced Thursday it will invest more than $5 billion (7 trillion KRW) in its carbon-neutral projects and environmental technologies through 2030, aiming to make its global operations and pro

TrashBot uses AI to sort recyclables

There are a number of startups working to improve trash sorting with robots. AMP Robotics is near the top of the list, coupling a picker and a conveyor belt to sort materials in large, automated facil

Pivoting from tobacco waste to textiles, Circ puts a fresh spin on clothing recycling

Recycling startup Circ announced a $30 million Series B round led by Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

Founders of recycling startups say the pandemic changed the investment game

For years, startups addressing the recycling crisis labored in relative anonymity. But those who stuck with it are seeing growing investor support, three founders said at TC Sessions: Climate 2022.

Coca-Cola’s attached bottle cap is rock bottom of hokey greenwashing

I don’t cover post-IPO companies a lot, and Coca-Cola is def on the list of ones I can generally ignore. But when the company sends out a hand-wringing press release about how awesome they are f

FloorFound grabs more capital to grow its oversized recommerce business

What makes FloorFound stand out from its competitors is its approach to putting retailers, which often struggle with how to effectively do returns, at the center of recommerce.

Lithium-ion recycler Li-Cycle lands $200 million to power future EVs

Metals and fossil fuels behemoth Glencore is pumping $200 million into battery recycler Li-Cycle as part of a larger, symbiotic supply deal inked by the two firms. Under the new agreement, the Swiss m

T-minus 48 hours left to save $200 on TC Sessions: Climate

We’re just 48 hours away from the end of the early-bird season leading up to TC Sessions: Climate 2022 (featuring the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals), which takes place on June 14 in Berk
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