Better future factory is a sustainable innovation and engineering studio. They turn (plastic) waste streams into innovative valuable solutions. Their solutions include protheses for kids, 3D printed sunglasses and they have an inspiring project for social development in Peru.
Kromkommer (a wordplay of the words crooked and cucumber) was founded with the mission to save all the fruits and veggies that otherwise would have been wasted because of their looks or overproduction. The vegetables are made into soup which can be sold at numerous shops throughout Netherlands. Next to the product line, they also […]
RotterZwam is an initiative based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. They collect coffee waste locally and grown oyster mushrooms on it. The mushrooms are then sold to local restaurants etc. The mushrooms are a delicatesse and can be used in pasta, soup and bitterballen. The organization was founded three years ago by Mark & Siemen, also known […]
At RotterZwam they grow oyster mushrooms from coffee residue. The residue is collected locally and sold to restaurants, hotels etc. They even make bitterballen from it. In the evening I stayed in Mierlo, a tiny village in Brabant.
Day 3 I left my host Iris in Rotterdam and drove to RotterZwam. RotterZwam collects coffee loom locally in Rotterdam. The loom they put in sacks and add mushroom seeds to it. In a process of a few days Oyster mushrooms start to grow. These mushrooms have a meat-like structure and are sold to restaurants. In […]
On the 2nd day I went from Monster to Rotterdam. I visited The Impact Hub where they use their 3D printers for social needs and interviewed Kromkommer about their weird vegetables. English subtitles will follow soon!
DAY 2 A night with not much sleep, I worked till 3AM on my video. At 4AM Radio 1 called me for an update. I said goodbye to Frank and his family and drove to Rotterdam. First stop was at the Better Future Factory, they use 3D printing for social and sustainable goals. They print […]