Waste

Source: World Resources Institute, via Our World in Data

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Here are some start-ups trying to tackle emissions from waste

NameDescriptionMedia
Strella BiotechnologyStrella: biosensors to monitor the ripeness of fruit in real time.Waste360
MimicaDynamic labels indicate when food is spoiledFutureLearn
ChopValueTransforming recycled chopsticks into new productsCBSNews
OlioOlio connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away.TechCrunch
Clean Crop TechnologiesTreats food with ionized gasses to eliminate fungi and increase shelf-life My Climate Journey
Zirconia Inc.Zirconia creates ceramic coating for steel, concrete, to make it immortal.
ZumeReplacing single-use plastics with compostable, plant fiber-based products.
UBQ MaterialsBiobased thermoplastic from unsorted household waste
Stora EnsoRenewable pacakaging
Nth CycleElectro-extraction to recover minerals and metals from mine tailings, e-waste, low-grade ore for production-grade feedstocksWatt it Takes
WasteFuelProduces bio-methanol for shipping from a variety of waste sources including landfill gas and biogas using anaerobic digestion.LA Business Journal
RanmarineDrones that remove plastics, oils, invasive plants and trash from water.Renaissance Capital
AMP RoboticsAI and machine vision software that analyzes recycling facilities to identify ways for them to be more efficient and effectiveCNBC
WastedPortapotties – to transform human waste into fertilizer
Sepura HomeUnder-sink garbage disposal replacement technology that turns food scraps into compostTechCrunch
TrueCircleAI rating quality and composition of plastics, intended to improve recycling operations’ efficiencyTechCrunch
Outlast EarthPlatform trades recyclables between vetted sellers and buyersMy Climate Journey
cirplusOnline marketplace for recyclates and plastic waste feedstockhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae51AwJNt0M
SeenonsHelps connect waste collectors and processors for ideal organization and efficiencySilicon Canals
Plastic BankOrganizes and incentivizes collection of ocean-bound plastic in developing world.CNBC
PlagaziProduces hydrogen from all types of non-recyclable waste through plasma gassification with CCS. The process is energy self-sufficient with no environmentally hazardous residual products. Hydrogen Central
Epoch BioDesignEnzyme that breaks down plastic and converts it to industrial chemicalsMy Climate Journey
Sideline SwapSideline Swap is an online platform for athletes to trade second-hand gear.
SnactSnact makes delicious snacks from ugly unwanted fruit.Office Pantry
unspunCustom jeans manufacturer using 3D scan of customerMy Climate Journey
GaeaStarClay-based alternative to single-use plastic containers
PreserveConsumer products made from recycled plastics.Unreasonable Group
SEabOn-site modular anaroebic digester turns organic waste to fertilizer + biogas, then turns biogas to electricity + heat with CHP
The Waste TransformersTurns food waste into clean energy and natural fertilizer.Unreasonable Group
OneThirdCloud-based system and AI scanners reducing food waste by predicting shelf lifePRWeb
Goodr Co.Manages companies’ surplus food through redistribution, pop-up markets, and waste management My Climate Journey
WATSAssists waste managing stakeholders to centralize information, connect them with delivery vendors, and provide waste reduction analysis
Dispatch GoodsProvides food-service companies reusable containers to serve their food inMy Climate Journey
Shellworkscompostable packaging created from up-cycled wasteTechCrunch
Genecsis Bioindustries PHA bioplastic from organic wasteTechCrunch
KubikBuilding materials from plastic waste for African marketTechCrunch
HyfeUses Food Manufacturing Wastewater to extract sugars as feedstrock for biofermentation
Treasure8Dehydrates food waste to produce nutritous foodForbes
ByFusionCreates building materials out of plastic wasteFast Company
Urban MachineReclaims lumber from buildings, construction sites using robotics and AI to remove fastenersMy Climate Journey
SedronEliminates pathogens and recovers nutrients, nitrogen fertilizer, and pure water from liquid waste sluries (e.g. from dairy farms)My Climate Journey
GlacierRobots and AI for sorting recylablesTech Crunch