The disposable tableware Biotrem is completely biodegradable – through composting – in a mere thirty days. Wheat bran is a by-product, which forms during the milling of wheat grain. Biotrem’s production process uses only pure, edible wheat bran and a very small amount of water.
The 1 for 4-paper by Compostella, is a storage and baking aid that completely replaces aluminium foil and parchment paper made with silicone. The household product was specifically developed to be used directly with food. It is also compostable.
An exhibition set up jointly by design centres from around the Baltic Sea and the German Environment Agency showcases successful examples for ecodesign in order to inspire other designers and consumers. With this exhibition, the Interreg project EcoDesign Circle fosters European integration as a prerequisite for a more competitive Europe.
Can high-quality silk be produced without harming the environment or the animals involved in silk production? The project Cocccon by Chandra Prakash Jha makes this possible. The desire to be both socio-ecologically active and at the same time produce exclusive fashion gave birth to the organic silk project.
Green Dream Boats® is a young, fast-growing shipyard, located on the Baltic coast and develops battery-powered boats. On sunny days you can navigate the Solliner boat using 100% sunlight energy. On days more cloudy, the marine rated gel batteries will supply enough power to navigate up to eighteen hours without charging.
Houdini Sportswear is a Swedish company, making outdoor products in a sustainable way. To prolong the life of the products further and to be careful with resources Houdini have something they call their Re-projects where they offer repairs, second-hand, rental and recycling.
Inrego is a circular business where it is all about taking care of the value of the products, thinking about the long term and consuming smarter. They have developed the company based on the ambition of being circular.
The tableware Kaffeeform consists of coffee waste mixed with wood shavings and biopolymers.
Magnic Microlights by Dirk Strothmann are break blocks with integrated dynamo lights for bikes. What is innovative is that their dynamos don’t require physical contacts to the rims.
Unlike styrofoam, Mushroom Packaging consists of 100 percent biodegradable and renewable material that can be recycled directly in and by nature. Mushroom Packaging therefore contributes to “up-cycling” by providing new value to agricultural waste that otherwise has few other uses and low economic value.
Marilu began to think about the possibility of using only one type of plastic for the whole bottle. This was the background for her question that led to the innovative design where the bottle and lid on the bottle became one.
Ooho! is a new kind of packaging made from seaweed that proposes an alternative to plastic bottles. The spherical water container is easy and cheap to make, strong, hygienic, biodegradable – and even edible.
The PuzzlePhone is a concept for a modular smartphone designed for longevity. It’s a phone that is repairable, upgradable, and tailored to meet your style and needs in a sustainable and responsible way.
With her project Shards Lea Schücking found a way to create aesthetically appealing tiles without having to resort to extracting new raw materials. Shards shows consumers the potential and beauty of recycling building materials.
The family-run company Shift GmbH has developed and launched SHIFT6m, a smartphone that combines design and responsible production. The device has a modular design so that users can replace or repair components on their own.
Traditional clothing manufacturing creates an average of up to 18 percent textile leftovers. Upmade closes the loop by applying upcycling on an industrial scale and reducing the amount of textile leftovers. With the help of the Upmade software, excess materials are turned into garments.
Urban Terrazzo turns building rubble into a new surface material. Building waste, like concrete or bricks, is carefully selected and put back together using the traditional terrazzo method.
In the growing urban space, the transition from cars to more resource-efficient and environmentally friendly travel, like bikes, is an important step in improving the quality of life. To make biking more attractive, Velogical engineering has developed an ultra-light retrofit bicycle motor.