World Economic Forum’s UpLink selects RiverRecycle as top innovator
The open innovation platform UpLink, hosted by the World Economic Forum, has selected RiverRecycle as top global innovator of their Global Plastic Innovation Network. Only eleven companies worldwide qualified for this status after a rigorous review process.
The Global Plastic Innovation Network is an open collaboration platform designed to harness the power of innovation and accelerate high-impact solutions that can help to eradicate plastic pollution. It is hosted by UpLInk, the World Economic Forum’s open innovation crowdsourcing platform.
To prevent plastic debris from reaching the oceans, RiverRecycle installs proprietary river cleaning technology on the banks of the most polluted streams. Associated land-based waste collecting and sorting points are accessible to the hosting community. The resulting material is then recycled and sold to maintain the overall system.
“Our objective is to support local communities in fighting plastic pollution without the need of their direct economic investment,” says Anssi Mikola, founder and CEO of RiverRecycle. “While in a circular economy, our concept is financially sustainable, its innovative imprint is still unusual. The recognition offered by UpLink will help us assert the distinction and trustworthiness needed to reach and help more communities. We are very glad to be part of this influential network and we are looking forward to collaborating and learning from other game-changers.”
In the UpLink platform, The Global Plastic Innovation Network, is led by Global Plastic Action Partnership and is supported by UK DEFRA and Global Affairs Canada. The network clusters solutions in five different focuses, and RiverRecycle innovation acts in the frame of “Materials & Product Design” and “Waste Management & Recovery”. The goal is to gather solutions to the world’s most pressing issues and accelerate their impact by linking the innovators to a growing network of experts, industry leaders and investors and decision-makers.
For more information, please contact Mr. Anssi Mikola, CEO of Riverrecycle Oy at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. +358-400-453 612.
Mr. Anssi Mikola, CEO of Riverrecycle Oy at email@example.com or tel. +358-400-453 612.
About Riverrecycle Oy
Riverrecycle Oy (www.riverrecycle.com) was founded in 2019 with the aim of creating financially sustainable solutions to the plastic problem and delivering river cleaning as a free service to affected communities. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Riverrecycle is currently working on sustainable river plastic solutions through projects in Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Ghana and Vietnam.
UpLink is a digital platform to crowdsource solutions for the world’s most pressing issues, as outlined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its objective is to link-up the best innovators to a growing network of experts, industry leaders and investors and decision-makers who can scale their venture and accelerate its impact. Launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020, UpLink is designed and developed in collaboration with Salesforce and Deloitte.
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RiverRecycle’s plastic waste collector now functional in Mumbai, India27.8.2021 07:00:00 EEST | Press release
RiverRecycle announced today that its collection unit for river debris and plastic waste on the Mithi river in Mumbai is operational, after the testing phase. The solution supports the local waste management by converting plastic waste into raw materials for plastic and other products, with direct benefits to all participants throughout the value chain.
RiverRecyclen muovinkeräyslaitteisto nyt toiminnassa Mumbaissa, Intiassa27.8.2021 07:00:00 EEST | Tiedote
Suomalainen ympäristöteknologian yhtiö RiverRecycle ilmoitti tänään, että sen suunnittelema ja toteuttama muovinkeräysjärjestelmä Mumbaissa, Intiassa on siirtynyt toimintavaiheeseen testausajan jälkeen. Ratkaisu tukee paikallista jätteenkäsittelyä konvertoimalla muoviroskan raaka-aineeksi muoville ja muille tuotteille. Tämä hyödyttää kaikkia arvoketjun jäseniä.
Riverrecycle and ICTSI Foundation to build a sustainable river plastic solution10.6.2021 08:30:00 EEST | Press release
Riverrecycle announced today that it had signed a collaboration agreement with ICTSI Foundation to install a financially sustainable solution to discarded plastic along Pasig River in Manila, Philippines. The agreement includes funding for approximately USD 1.0 million for Riverrecycle for the implementation of the project.
Riverrecycle ja ICTSI Foundation rakentavat kestävän ratkaisun jokimuoville10.6.2021 08:30:00 EEST | Tiedote
Suomalainen ympäristöteknologian yhtiö Riverrecycle Oy ilmoitti tänään allekirjoittaneensa yhteistyösopimuksen ICTSI Foundationin kanssa. Yhteistyöhankkeen tarkoitus on rakentaa taloudellisesti kestävä ratkaisu jokimuoville Pasig-joen varrelle Manilassa, Filippiineillä. Sopimus sisältää noin USD 1 miljoonan rahoituksen Riverrecycle Oy:lle hankkeen toteuttamista varten.
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