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adapa supports Recyda start-up

On our way to shaping a sustainable future, recycling and the establishment of a circular economy is an important milestone. That is why we supported the FUTURY project and, upon successful completion, entered into a cooperation with the resulting start-up, Recyda. We are proud to support the innovative Recyda team on this path.

adapa cooperation with Recyda

Recyda has developed a software tool that helps companies worldwide find their way through the maze of country-specific material regulations and provides them with adapted recommendations for the composition of their packaging.

Companies in the consumer goods industry face public, financial and legal pressure to achieve recycling rates for their packaging. However, country-specific information on legislation and infrastructure (including collection, sorting and recycling systems) is not always centrally available and is often lacking in clarity. Recyda centralizes this information and makes it available in a tool that facilitates recyclability assessments of packaging on an international level.


Funding history

In September 2019, the three founders of the Recyda start-up – Vivian Loftin, Christian Knobloch and Anna Zießow – were one of five teams selected to work on "Waste - Be Circular", the first future field addressed by the FUTURY platform’s THE MISSION initiative. Connected by a common idea, their different training and education backgrounds have already proven to be very beneficial in their collaboration.

During the three-month project, adapa and the other corporate partners supplied the young innovators with technical expertise to help them realize their particular idea to address the challenges of this industry. adapa provided the team with deep insights into the science of packaging technology and current sustainability matters through individual workshops and factory tours. Thanks to the close exchange with all corporate partners, the team was able to develop a convincing prototype of their software tool. At the end of the Futury project, they formed Recyda. The adapa Group immediately entered into a cooperation with this start-up and is delighted to now be supporting the team as a partner.


“This solution will be an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to achieving a circular economy for flexible films.” Dr. Martin Berlekamp, Head of Sustainability, adapa


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