Name
Bio Company “Lopyanko”
country
Bulgaria
Goal
The project is a successful example of a circular economy because it creates styrofoam-like material from non-food agricultural waste and mushroom mycelium, which is the root structure of mushrooms. The technology is platform, because it can be used to create many leather products, through bricks, packaging boxes to thermal insulation.
Main Topic
Responsible and circular economy: mobilizing industry for a clean and circular economy
All Topics
Responsible and circular economy: mobilizing industry for a clean and circular economy
Scale
  • Regional (e.g. a province, including multiple cities)
Actors
  • For-profit company
Maturity
5
Actions
Raising awareness and/or political agenda-setting
Aims
  • Socio-cultural aims: changing acceptance, behaviour, social norms, networks, traditions or contributing to knowledge build-up
  • Socio-economic aims: changing business models, market structures and economic systems
  • Socio-technical aims: changing technology, such as infrastructures, material or tangible innovation
Category
Doing
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CONTACT

For further details please contact co-leads Dr Chris Foulds (chris.foulds@aru.ac.uk) and Dr Rosie Robison (rosie.robison@aru.ac.uk).

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