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Collaborative Recycling

A digital solution reducing waste by recycling furniture, equipment and materials

May 2020
Gallery Collaborative Recycling 1
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Collaborative Recycling is a start-up from social and solidarity economy that provides a solution to optimize reuse of furniture, equipment and materials with innovative technology.

The linear economy is driving us toward environmental problems. Unfortunately, it is often easier to throw away a product and buy a new one, no matter if it is still usable or not. This technology and services use a circular approach and sway behaviour away from “buy-use-toss-buy” cycle. When others see waste, we see resources. Collaborative Recycling supports private or public corporations to help them to decrease the amount of waste produced and handle the whole process (inventory, reuse, move, tracking We created a webapp to simplify inventory, an online donation platform to match supply and demand and a traceability tool to keep a record of items redistributed. By giving for free to recipients from the network (local association, social buisnesses, artists’ collectives etc.), clients give second life to their items.

Label Date May 25, 2020
From France
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization

Implementation Stories

Collaborative Recycling by Corecyclage
Implemented by City of Paris in Paris (France) in 2018

The City of Paris has been testing this Solution since June 2018, as part of the DataCity program, which brings together industry stakeholders, startups and local authorities to study the challenges of using data to make cities smarter and better places to live for their citizens. This reuse service is a collabo- ration between Coreyclage, Paris City Hall, and Suez which offers citizens the possibility of proposing their bulky items, which can still be used, to recycling associations or individuals, ready to come and collect.


In 2020, more than 25,000 objects have found a second life


The environmental benefits

  • Able to reuse 71% of the resources we treated and save around 25% of CO2 on every item that finds a second life
  • It reduces pollution cause by manufacturing, incineration or landfills (armful substances ; carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, sulfur oxides, particulate matter, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, methane....) and reduce soil and land contamination

The Financial benefits

  • A cost efficient choice, can be same price to 40% cheaper than removal companies
  • Savings on waste disposal costs (landfils / incineration)

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Stop throwing away, increase the re-use! Digital tools as a leverage for social and sustainable development

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Headquarters 75011 Paris, France

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