Rheiazymes is in the final of the Green Alley Awards

Horgen ZH – Rheiazymes has made it to the final of the Green Alley Awards. The award recognizes projects that conserve resources. Rheiazymes recycles mixed fabrics from sports textiles using enzymes and builds a circular yarn-to-yarn ecosystem.

Rheiazymes was one of six young companies to reach the final of the Green Alley Awards. Now in its tenth year, this competition looks for the best methods of waste avoidance and resource conservation across Europe, with the aim of creating a functioning circular economy. According to organizer Landbell Group, over 300 start-ups applied this year.

In the final, Rheiazymes will be the only Swiss company to face competitors from the UK, Poland, Spain and Italy. The company from Horgen has developed a method with which mixed textiles can be broken down into their components using biological enzymes. Rheiazymes is also building a circular yarn-to-yarn ecosystem.

All six finalists will present their projects at the final on April 25 in Berlin, the organizers announced in a press release. AraBat from Italy presents its approach to recycling used batteries. Carbon Cell from the UK has developed a carbon-neutral and biodegradable rigid foam made from waste. Ecoplast from Poland presents its technology for the production of Ecoplastomer. Novapedra from Spain can produce an alternative to ceramics from organic waste. And PulpaTronics from the UK is coming up with sustainable RFID labels. These stickers, which are fitted with a transponder, are used to identify objects. "Each of these start-ups embodies innovation, entrepreneurship and commitment to sustainability," said Jan Patrick Schulz, CEO of Landbell Group and founder of the Green Alley Award, in the press release. ce/hs

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