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First single-material pump for 100% recyclable packaging
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First single-material pump for 100% recyclable packaging

By 2030, all plastic packaging in the EU must be recyclable or re-usable. This is a major challenge and a race to develop sustainable packaging has started among all relevant manufacturers....
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  • Urban Canopée: cooling down the city by greening up
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    Urban Canopée: cooling down the city by greening up

    The start-up Urban Canopée has set itself the challenge of greening cities to cool the air and limit the urban heat island effect. To do this, it has developed an innovative, modular and autonomous ur...

  • Y-Brush, a new toothbrushing technology
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    Y-Brush, a new toothbrushing technology

    This is the story of a French start-up FasTeesH which made a simple observation: today, few people really brush their teeth for at least 2 minutes in the morning and evening....

  • Thinksound bioplastic headphones: a first!
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    Thinksound bioplastic headphones: a first!

    Thinksound, a Canadian manufacturer of high-end audio equipment, has just released the first headphones made from bioplastic. Called ov21, they are composed of over 40% biobased content sourced from s...

  • An eco-designed SIM card made from recycled refrigerators
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    An eco-designed SIM card made from recycled refrigerators

    Two French giants have joined forces to develop eco-designed SIM cards. Made from recycled polystyrene from used refrigerators, they will help to reduce the environmental impact of a market using 20,0...

  • Bob, the eco-friendly and smart mini dishwasher
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    Bob, the eco-friendly and smart mini dishwasher

    After many setbacks, Bob, the revolutionary little dishwasher that made headlines three years ago, is now on the market. Still as water efficient as ever, it is even more sustainable as it is now made...

  • PVC pipes turned into violins
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    PVC pipes turned into violins

    Brazil is home to a very special school: the violins used by its students are made from PVC pipes. A way of making music learning accessible to all....

  • BeBot, the beach cleaning robot
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    BeBot, the beach cleaning robot

    The small mobile BeBot robot was designed to accomplish a very specific mission: to combat pollution and the accumulation of waste on beaches. It sifts and sweeps up debris of all kinds while preservi...

  • Mattresses made from CO2
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    Mattresses made from CO2

    A revolutionary technology developed by German chemicals company Covestro involves making commercial products from carbon dioxide, an excess of which in the atmosphere contributes to global warming....

  • Hipli, the packaging with several lives
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    Hipli, the packaging with several lives

    A Le Havre-based start-up has set itself the goal of reducing the waste associated with home deliveries and combating the environmental impact of e-commerce. To achieve this, it has designed Hipli, a ...

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