The Dell Circular Economy People's Choice Award

In addition to the six award categories decided by The Circulars judging panel, there is an opportunity for the public to recognize the most inspiring and innovative early-stage circular economy business via The Dell Circular Economy People’s Choice Award.

The entry which receives the most public votes will be recognized as the People’s Choice Winner and will be presented a trophy at The Circulars 2017 ceremony at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, January 2017.

Click here to view the 2016 People's Choice Finalists.

If you have any questions about any of our finalists, or would like to know more, please contact The Circulars awards team

Recognise your favorite circular economy story. Scroll down now to vote!

  • Bioelektra Group

    Bioelektra Group owns and promotes the technological solution that has the ability to transform the waste management sector and enable the circular economy policies on massive scale.

    The company has developed its RotoSTERIL technology that enables the treatment of unsegregated municipal waste and recovers over 90% the fractions contained in waste. It doesn’t require separate waste collection system, still works effectively with sophisticated segregation-at-source systems as well. It also greatly reduces environmental impact.

    The technology is able to not only separate different and complex waste streams, but is also a source of useful by-products, such as resources like plastics, glass and metals, building materials, fertilizers and fuels for energy and heat production, each of which can be reintroduced into the value chain.

    Bioelektra is owner of first waste treatment plant utilizing RotoSTERIL technology and is in dialogue with communities from numerous countries in the world. Our goal is to show to the decision-makers, industry leaders and regular folks that technology fulfilling 100% circular economy principles in the municipal waste system is available – today.

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  • Black Bear Carbon

    Black Bear brings the circular economy to tires and has developed innovative technology to extract high quality carbon black from waste tires. Re and up-cycles used tires into innovative products.

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  • Cambrian Innovation

    Cambrian Innovation is a biotechnology company looking to revolutionize the water and wastewater sector through technological innovations and new, circular business models.

    Cambrian’s EcoVolt solutions support the circular economy by extracting renewable resources – clean energy and clean water – from wastewater. EcoVolt solutions ensure long-term security for Cambrian’s industrial partners, a strategic necessity in the face of water supply concerns and rising treatment costs. At a facility in California, for example, an EcoVolt solution cuts water consumption by over 40 percent through onsite treatment and reuse, while generating 120 kW of renewable energy, reducing overall costs.

    Cambrian is accelerating the adoption of its technology and the transition to the circular economy in the water and wastewater sector with a new service-based financing model called the Water-Energy Purchase Agreement (WEPA). In this model, Cambrian owns, installs, and operates EcoVolt solutions for its partners, eliminating upfront costs and alleviating capital constraints, enabling more partners to employ circular practices.

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  • CRS Holland

    CRS Holland has developed a circular economy solution to a unique environmental and economic challenge hidden under the sea.

    Since 1850, an estimated 1.7 million km of cables have been installed underneath our sea, cables which are made of nearly 800.000 metric tons of metals and 800.000 metric tons of plastics, and can be worth several billion USD. Many of these cables have gone out of service and still 94% of unused cables are lying on the seabed together with 72.000 repeaters, some of which contain traces of radioactive materials. Recovering and recycling these unused cables could save over 4 million metric tons of CO2 emissions.

    CRS Holland is committed to cleaning up the oceans and to recovering this value and provide Telecom companies with deep sea cable recovery services, giving them an opportunity to turn their retired cables from liability into an asset by selling the recovered materials.

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  • ECOR

    Ecor enables others to achieve their Circular Economy ambitions.

    Noble Environmental Technologies have developed and commercialized ECOR, with which an endless range of design-flexible sustainable materials and products are made. In co-Creation, co-Operation and by taking co-Responsibility with clients and stakeholders, Ecor applications are designed, developed and manufactured. With the conversion technology cellulose waste streams, are kept in endless regenerative and up-cycled value streams.

    The ECOR technology, takes cellulose based waste streams in the form of urban fibers (e.g. office paper), farm fibers (e.g. cornhusk) and forest fibers (e.g. sawdust) and converts them into highly adaptable and engineered structures and in doing so turning a waste stream into a high value product. ECOR is manufactured with only water, pressure and heath. This technology is up scalable and can be applied in geographically specific locations or to already existing manufacturing facilities, using locally available cellulose rest streams.

    ECOR directly challenges the predominant view of cellulose based products as waste and offers a viable alternative with environmental benefits, one of the current facilities for example converts 1,250 tons of waste per year, saving 21,250 trees and 3,750 cubic yards of landfill.

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  • gCycle

    gDiapers have created gCycle, a new service that includes a 100% compostable nappy allowing childcare centres to divert 80% of their waste stream, currently made up of nappies & food waste, from landfill to valuable compost.

    In the current ‘take, make and waste’ linear process, nappies are manufactured using non-renewable oil, which is used to manufacture the polypropylene plastic that makes up 80% of a nappy. After use, nappies are sent to landfill, where they can remain for up to 500 years. Nappies are the 3rd biggest single product waste contributor to landfill globally.

    The gCycle solution replaces the oil based plastic with non-GMO corn biofilm, creating a compostable product that rather than being sent to landfill can be used to create compost, adding additional revenue streams for childcare centres.

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