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Octopus keeps stuff out of Indonesia’s crowded landfills

According to the World Bank, Indonesia produces 4.8 million tons of plastic waste each year that is “mismanaged”—meaning it ends up...

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Europe lays out expanded ecodesign rules with plan for digital product passports

The European Union has announced a new bundle of sustainability-focused policy proposals that will expand existing ecodesign rules on energy...

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Twig takes $35M to turn stuff you own into a way to pay

Twig, a London-based fintech targeting Gen Z and younger millennial consumers with an e-money account that gives them instant cash-outs on fashion...

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Berlin’s Everphone raises $200M in debt and Series C equity

Berlin-based smartphone-as-a-service provider Everphone has topped up with $65 million in a Series C equity raise in addition to taking $135 million...

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Made of Air, a maker of ‘carbon negative’ thermoplastics, locks in $5.8M

Berlin-based climate tech startup Made of Air has closed a €5 million (~$5.8 million) seed funding round, led by Norwegian sustainability-focused...

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BMW Group’s Neue Klasse lineup to focus on circular economy to achieve reduction in CO2 emissions

The BMW Group announced Thursday its intentions to commit to a 50% reduction from 2019 levels in global carbon dioxide emissions during the use-phase...

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Vinted raises $303M for its 2nd-hand clothes marketplace, used by 45M and now valued at $4.5B

The circular economy — where consumers themselves are both the suppliers and buyers of goods and services — has come into its own in the...

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Brighton-based MPB snaps up $69M to build out its used camera equipment marketplace

Used-goods marketplaces, an online staple since the beginning of the internet as we know it, have really come into their own during the COVID-19...

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