2018 ACCELERATOR CLASS

COHORT

Winners of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Grand Innovation Challenge for Circular Materials and Circular Design

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Algramo, a Chilean social enterprise, offers products in small quantities in reusable containers across a network of 1,200 local convenience stores in Chile.

ALTAIS NOVA (SPAIN)

Altais Nova is developing a magnetic additive that can be applied to a material, creating better air and moisture insulation – making it suitable to protect sensitive products such as coffee and medicines, while still being recyclable.

CUP CLUB (UK) 

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Cup Club enables brands to reduce food packaging waste by up to 40% by delivering trackable packaging-as-a-service.

DELTA (UK)

A compact technology that allows restaurants to make and serve sauces in edible and compostable sachets.

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Evoware designs food wrappings and sachets (containing, for example, instant coffee or flavouring for noodles) made out of a seaweed-based material that can be dissolved and eaten.

FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE (GERMANY)

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research has developed a coating with silicate and biopolymers that can be used in many different food packaging applications and is fully compostable.

FULL CYCLE BIOPLASTICS (USA)

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Working together, Full Cycle Bioplastics, Elk Packaging, and Associated Labels and Packaging make a compostable high-performance material from renewable materials, agricultural by-products and food waste to pack a broad range of products.

MIWA (CZECH REPUBLIC)

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MIWA is a technological and process system allowing the transport, sale and purchase of goods with reduction of packaging waste to the minimum in the whole supply chain.

TRIOCUP (USA)

Empowering consumers to save the environment one cup at a time while providing added utility value over the typical coffee cup, TrioCup is the first paper cup that is both lidless and drop-resistant.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH (USA)

The University of Pittsburgh team applies nano-engineering to create a recyclable material that can replace complex multi-layered packaging that is unrecyclable.

VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTER (FINLAND)

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has created a compostable multi-layer material from agricultural and forestry by-products, which could be used for stand-up food pouches for products like muesli, nuts, dried fruit and rice.