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India Circular Economy Forum (ICEF2023) India, 12th Sep’ 22 India Circular Economy Forum (ICEF2023) was a huge success. The theme of this year was “Transitioning from a throwaway culture”. With over 400+ delegates, 14 government representations, 5 embassies representations, the forum featured 70 speakers and included participation from 95 companies across 19 informative sessions. The …

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German contech Schüttflix bags €45 million to enable a fully circular economy for building materials

Gütersloh-based Schüttflix announced that it has raised €45 million in a financing round led by the founders and existing investors and supplemented by a working capital line. New equity investors include FJ Labs, DEVK Insurance and various family offices. In addition, Goldbeck, one of Europe’s leaders in commercial construction, and the waste management specialist IK… …

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London-based Bike Club pedals European growth by acquiring Barcelona bike subscriptions startup Bicircular

Bike Club, one of Europe’s largest subscription provider of kids’ bikes, has agreed to acquire Bicircular, a Barcelona-based bike subscription platform for children in Spain. Founded in London in 2016, Bike Club enables parents to subscribe to premium light-weight bikes for their children, and then exchange the bikes for larger sizes as their children grow…. …

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Delhi students match style with love of the planet

In the last of our three-part series on social entrepreneurs, Enactus Aryabhatta – led by students at Aryabhatta College, Delhi University, the team invites us inside the stylish homes combatting climate change with a little help from Project Ibtida. What is Project Ibtida? The students of Enactus Aryabhatta have taken a bold initiative with Project Ibtida. Ibtida …

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Enter Youth Art Challenge: From Waste to Art

Open to all artists worldwide 35 and younger the ‘RCE Youth Art Challenge: From Waste to Art’ is looking for works inspired by community action advancing SDG 12 — responsible consumption and production. The competition is being organised by UNESCO and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). “We’re looking …

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8 million reasons to love this student-run social enterprise

Students at Aryabhatta College, Delhi University are behind innovative social entrepreneurship organisation, Enactus Aryabhatta, which runs projects focused on building a community that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. I caught up with the Enactus Aryabhatta team to learn more about three of these projects. And first up they told me about Project Palaash and …

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India’s Tryst with a Circular Economy EAC-PM/WP/17/2023 International Council for Circular Economy and its work in Circular Economy is well known, both domestically and internationally. But it was an absolute honor for us when a working document was co-authored by our Managing Director, Ms Shalini Goyal Bhalla for the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime …

𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚’𝐬 𝐓𝐫𝐲𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐄𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐲 Read More »

Vestbee launches new program to boost innovative CleanTech startups (Sponsored)

Vestbee, together with industry partners and leading investors, has recently launched Hello CleanTech. The program aims to support startups that develop impactful tech solutions, accelerate the cleantech sector and make a real impact on the world’s energy industry. CleanTech is one of Europe’s most exciting market areas at the moment with innovative startups developing solutions… …

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Polestar Capital extends its Circular Economy Debt Fund to €187 million

Today, Dutch investment firm, Polestar Capital has secured new backing to add €85 million to its Circular Debt Fund (PCDF), bringing the total to €187 million – all dedicated to fueling the transition to a circular economy.  Transitioning towards a circular economy is one of the key parts of creating a more sustainable society. It… …

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