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  • La virgule, upcycled and responsible bags
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    La virgule, upcycled and responsible bags

    La Virgule is a brand of backpacks and accessories created from end-of-life technical products. Kayaks, tents, inflatable boats, wetsuits, crash pads and safety belts, all will be given a new life! A...

  • The Box, next-generation packaging
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    The Box, next-generation packaging

    LivingPackets, a start-up from Nantes, France, and its German partner Storopack have developed a smart packaging solution designed for e-commerce....

  • A high-performance running shoe designed to be recycled
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    A high-performance running shoe designed to be recycled

    While the average lifespan of a running shoe is estimated at one year, outdoor brand Salomon, one of the world's leading ski and trail running brands, is launching a trainer designed to be recycled as...

  • An artificial cornea to restore sight
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    An artificial cornea to restore sight

    A 78-year-old blind man has regained his sight after receiving the world's first synthetic cornea implant....

  • Zipline, a drone to deliver Covid vaccines
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    Zipline, a drone to deliver Covid vaccines

    While much of the talk these days revolves around the lack of availability of Covid vaccines, the logistical challenges involved in delivering the vaccines have received very little attention. One dro...

  • Bricks made from plastic waste
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    Bricks made from plastic waste

    In the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, Nzambi Matee, a young entrepreneur at the head of the company Gjenge Makers, has developed a machine that converts plastic waste into sustainable building materials....

  • Upya, a high-performance and affordable prosthetic foot
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    Upya, a high-performance and affordable prosthetic foot

    Exoneo, a recently-incorporated company specialising in biomechanics, has developed a high-performance polyarticulated foot prosthesis. It hopes to provide an accessible and easy-to-manufacture soluti...

  • Jellyfishbot, the marine waste collection robot
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    Jellyfishbot, the marine waste collection robot

    Jellyfishbot is a small marine drone whose mission is to collect floating waste and oil-spills from the water’s surface. Commissioned in June 2018 in Cassis in the south of France, it has since been a...

  • Sustainable homes made from plastic waste
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    Sustainable homes made from plastic waste

    Using plastic waste that accumulates in the environment to build affordable housing in sub-Saharan Africa is the thrust of a project started by Norwegian start-up Othalo....

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