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Green Alley News - June

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Application end of the Green Alley Award 2017 approaches: 25th July

Those who are still tinkering with their application for our founders' award, have only a few weeks left to the finalization of the pitch deck. Below, you can read what needs to be kept in mind. Additionally, Green City Solutions will share  some helpful tips. In the founder's diary of Adaptavate, you will get to know more about next milestones.

In this edition of our newsletter, we will also present your one of the jury members of our Green Alley Award, as well as the new packaging law in Germany. 

Have fun reading!

Your Green Alley team

Final spurt Green Alley Award 2017: application period ends July 25th

As of now, European start-ups get the opportunity to apply for our Circular Economy business competition. Regardless of whether you offer a service, technology or product - the only condition we have is that your idea must be related to the topic waste or recycling. This year we will also have a focus on the dealings with chemicals. Start-ups can apply online by 25th July by following our application guidelinesApply here.

An interview with jury member Alexis Figeac

Alexis Figeac is one of our new faces in the jury of the Green Alley Award 2017. We asked him how he got to establish the EU funded R2Pi project and what motivates him to support start-ups, especially from the circular economy. Read more.

The new packaging law in Germany

Since mid-may it is official – the Federal Council of Germany passed the new packaging law. As of January 1st, 2019, in Germany, higher recycling ratios will be applied, beverages that used to be deposit-free will be charged a deposit, the reuse quota of all beverage containers aims to increase from 40 to at least 70 percent. We have created a useful overview.


Trends, analyses and facts for the recycling industry

The RECYCLING magazine has been reporting on the latest developments in the field of recycling and waste management for 70 years, regarding economy, politics and technology. When subscribing to the free newsletter you'll receive the latest news once a month. You'll be informed about new products, schedules and other important news regarding the market. Subscribe to newsletter here.

Founder's Diary

Liang and his tips for preparing for start-up competitions

If anybody knows what it means to prepare for a founders' award, it is Liang. The CTO of Green City Solutions has been to various events last year and promoted the „City Tree” in front of an audience. In his founders' diary he lets us know how a start-up structures best its pitch. Read more.

The next milestones for Adaptavate

During the Green Building Council office refurbishment in Central London, it became clear that Breathaboard and Breathaplasta can be part of a commercially driven project. In the interview with Tom you get to know more about this project and further plans of Adaptavate. Read more.

Tips and important dates

Events for green start-ups

15.06.-16.06., Waterkant #startup Festival 2017, Kiel
Heureka Conference, Berlin
 Gründen heute 2017, Hannover
29.06. - 01.07., Startup Jobs Fair, Berlin
20.07., 11. LaborX für Entrepreneurship 2017, Hamburg
25.07., Application end Green Alley Award 2017

Did you know...?


... species are affected by marine litter. Among them, the most affected animals are fishes and seabirds. On the seafloor as well as on the surface, plastic makes up most of the waste and causes the greatest damage.

Source: Litterbase

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