I was inspired to write this blogpost by the cover of Bloomberg Green magazine cover that says “The time is now”
Actually the past year in the project of Wasteful has flown so fast and many things has happened.
Out of 52 candidates and 10 finalists we were chosen in the TOP three start-ups together with companies like the other finalist DiFOLD and the winner OfficeRnD!
We feel like winners as just a year ago we were founded as a team. This is a big recognition for our work and our mission.
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“Еvеrу wаѕtе іѕ а rеѕоurсе, but humаnіtу аvоіdѕ thіnkіng аbоut іt. Воth оur реrѕоnаl rеѕроnѕіbіlіtу аnd thе соmmіtmеnt оf ѕосіеtу аѕ а whоlе tо thе fаtе оf wаѕtе іѕ ѕtіll undеrеѕtіmаtеd. Аnd еvеrуthіng wе thrоw аwау tоdау іѕ wrіttеn оn thе сrеdіt саrd оf thе gеnеrаtіоnѕ tо соmе. Іt іѕ hіgh tіmе tо ѕtаrt сrеаtіng nеw tесhnоlоgіеѕ fоr wаѕtе rесоvеrу, ѕауѕ Іvаn Воrоv.”
The article is in Bulgarian - use google translate for English.
So far we have won four awards. Three of them on international scale.
2021 🏆 Award “Most Impactful Project”– Start For the Future – eBridge Alliance
2021 🏆 Winner of FedEx Access Award – GEN-E - Junior Achievement Europe
2021 🏆 Winner of Beyond - Pre-accelerator program - Sustainability
2020 🏆 Winner of BoostUp Competition CLC East by European Institute of Innovation and Technology
First on 25 of January I marked exactly one year of my statement at TEDx Vitosha that I will work towards recycled products.
Here is the short video from the event
Wasteful was founded as a company.
We have a core team of three people.
We have three advisors with experience in the field of construction, tech development and recycling industries.
We are currently part of two accelerator programs - Founder Institute and Beyond.
Now we are developing our first product and have talks with three potential clients.
So far so good. I see Wasteful not so much as a fast growing start-up rather then a sustainably developing company that brings value to waste.
With our long-term vision of a mobile recycling unit in a shipping container we won 2nd place at the EIT (European Center for Innovation and Technology) BoostUp Competition.
We believe that by providing the tool to turn “un-recyclable” plastic waste into a meaningful product we will bring value to companies and communities.
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