Repurposing

Start-ups, small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and multinational corporations from around the world are now reusing old materials to make new products. By repurposing materials, or ‘upcycling’ products, these companies are ahead of the curve in implementing the triple-bottom line of sustainability: what is good for the environment is good for society and can be great for business. If this rings a bell for your business model and you want to share your work here, then get familiar with our repurposing series and get in touch with REVOLVE Circular.

Organic, biodegradable, reusable: Transformative products from olive stones

Toys that can become bowls, chairs that can grow plants, and exhibition…

Turning livestock waste into fertilizer

Jordi Domingo Calabuig and his partners at RE-LIVE WASTE saw an opportunity in livestock waste and turned…

Aluminum: plastic's attractive alternative

Ariel Booker decided to leave his job as a headhunter to focus…

Sustainable bio-waste management in Lebanon

The Lebanese company Compost Baladi is leading the way in replicating small-scale composting…

Repurposing helping light up the world’s poorest communities

Since being launched in the Philippines in 2011, Liter of Light has…

DEUX MAINS: discover Haiti’s ethical fashion brand

Ethical and eco-friendly fashion brand, DEUX MAINS is helping give old tires…

INDOSOLE: making durable soles from old tires

Due to their robust structure, tires take thousands of years to decompose,…

Aluminium tabs can make cool bags

‘Escama’ means ‘fish scales’ in Portuguese and that’s the look this San…

Vinyls become clocks, mirrors, coasters…

Jeff Davis started Vinylux with the simple notion of turning old vinyl music disks into clocks…

Katcha BIlek: from fire engine to upcycling

Katcha Bilek travelled around Europe in the late 1990s in an old…

BUREO: giving fishing nets a new life

After the success of making skateboards from discarded fishing nets in Chile,…

PUMA: upcycling flop of the century

A revolution of economically and environmentally efficient products has started with PUMA’s…