We believe we can contribute to shape a better future.

To achieve such an ambitious mission, we all share the same values!

 
 

We believe we can contribute to shape a better future.

To achieve such an ambitious mission, we all share the same values!

TRANSPARENCY

It's core to the ECo community. We believe that Sustainable production and consumption patters can only be activated if Individuals are fully empowered in their choices. For this reason, we designed #NOTanotherMARKETPLACE not just to give users access to a broad selection of Sustainable Brands but also to provide them with the knowledge they may need to successfully start their sustainable journey.

Moreover, since our goal is to create a digital space that facilitates the connection and engagement within Sustainable Brands and Individuals it is key for us that the information provided on the platform are as accessible, traceable and truthful as possible. Therefore, Brands selling on the platform are asked to comply with basic standards for Company and Products description (supported also by a verification process) while the engagement model only rewards truly engaged users.

TRANSPARENCY

It's core to the ECo community. We believe that Sustainable production and consumption patters can only be activated if Individuals are fully empowered in their choices. For this reason, we designed #NOTanotherMARKETPLACE not just to give users access to a broad selection of Sustainable Brands but also to provide them with the knowledge they may need to successfully start their sustainable journey.

Moreover, since our goal is to create a digital space that facilitates the connection and engagement within Sustainable Brands and Individuals it is key for us that the information provided on the platform are as accessible, traceable and truthful as possible. Therefore, Brands selling on the platform are asked to comply with basic standards for Company and Products description (supported also by a verification process) while the engagement model only rewards truly engaged users.

FAIRNESS

ECo is all about creating a community in which all members can thrive either on a personal or a professional level. #NotAnotherMarkeplace is born out of the ambition of creating an ecosystem in which all members could actively support the sustainable and circular transition and get rewarded for their contribution.

From the vendors’ fee structure to the ECo reward system, our model is designed to fairly redistribute the value generated through the platform. At the same time we only support micro, small and medium businesses that embrace ethical and fair practices within their supply chain.

FAIRNESS

ECo is all about creating a community in which all members can thrive either on a personal or a professional level. #NotAnotherMarkeplace is born out of the ambition of creating an ecosystem in which all members could actively support the sustainable and circular transition and get rewarded for their contribution.

From the vendors’ fee structure to the ECo reward system, our model is designed to fairly redistribute the value generated through the platform. At the same time we only support micro, small and medium businesses that embrace ethical and fair practices within their supply chain.

CIRCULAR AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCES

When assessing the environmental performances of a product there are different aspects that need to be evaluated. Drawing from different theories, such as the Cradle to Cradle design or the Circular Economy, we provide here the list of the aspects we evaluate:

RAW MATERIALS

The adoption of circular models requires the use of material that are safe, both for users and for the environment, that maximise the lifetime of products and that reduce our need for resources extraction.

NATURE

Biological or Technical?

Virgin (primary feedstock) or Recovered/Recycled (secondary feedstock)


PROCESSING

How was the material extracted/harvested/transformed?

Can it be safely recovered/recycled or returned to nature?

Depending on their nature, raw materials go through different processing methods that require external inputs such as energy, water or chemicals.

SUPPLY CHAIN/LOGISTIC

LOGISTICS

Of which material is packaging made?

Can it be reused/recovered/ repurposed?

How are products shipped? Are emission offset?


SUPPLY CHAIN

Does the brand has control over all suppliers?

What is the product journey? Where are material source and manufacturing/assembly located?

MANUFACTURING

The environmental footprint of manufacturing is mostly related to resources utilisation (energy, water, etc..) and waste generation. To embrace circular model it's important to use clean energy, safeguard water and close the loop of waste.

ENERGY

Does the production facility use renewable resources for heat and electricity generation?

How energy intensive is the process?

How effectively is the energy used?


WATER

How much water is used for the production?

Is it contaminated with external inputs?

Is it recovered or sanified before discharge?


CHEMICALS

Does the production require chemical inputs?

Does the process comply with any standard for Chemicals toxicity?

Are the chemicals used recovered?


WASTE

How much waste is it generated during the manufacturing?

Is it looped back into the manufacturing process?

Is it recovered or sold for upcycling?

DESIGN/SERVICES

Products that are designed for the circular economy, are durable, can be repaired, remanufacture and eventually recycled. However, on top of a circular design, users need to be enabled to keep products in the loop by having access to circular services.

REPAIR

Is the product repairable?

Does the brand offer a repair service?


REFURBISH

Can the product be refurbished?

Does the brand offer a refurbish service?

REMANUFACTURE

Can the product be remanufactured?

Does the brand offer a remanufacturing service?


RECYCLE

Can the product be recycled?

Does the brand offer a collection and recycling service?

CIRCULAR AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCES

When assessing the environmental performances of a product there are different aspects that need to be evaluated. Drawing from different theories, such as the Cradle to Cradle design or the Circular Economy, we provide here the list of the aspects we evaluate:


NATURE

Biological or Technical?

Virgin (primary feedstock) or Recovered or Recycled (secondary feedstock)


PROCESSING

How was the material extracted/harvested/transformed?

Depending on their nature, raw materials go through different processing methods that require external inputs such as energy, water or chemicals.

ENERGY

Does the production facility use renewable resources for heat and electricity generation?

How energy intensive is the process?

How effectively is the energy used?


WATER

How much water is used for the production?

Is it contaminated with external inputs?

Is it recovered or sanified before discharge?


CHEMICALS

Does the production require chemical inputs?

Does the process comply with any standard for Chemicals toxicity?

Are the chemicals used recovered?


WASTE

How much waste is it generated during the manufacturing?

Is it looped back into the manufacturing process?

Is it recovered or sold for upcycling?


LOCATION

Where was the product manufactured?


PACKAGING

Of which material is it made?

Can it be reused/recovered/ repurposed?


SHIPMENT

How is the product shipped?



REPAIR

Is the product repairable?

Does the brand offer a repair service?


REFURBISH

Can the product be refurbished?

Does the brand offer a refurbish service?


REMANUFACTURE

Can the product be remanufactured?

Does the brand offer a remanufacturing service?


RECYCLE

Can the product be recycled?

Does the brand offer a collection and recycling service?

ECo x the SDGs

Through our Ecosystem, we contribute directly and indirectly to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals:
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The ECo community is made of Micro, Small and Medium businesses and non-for profit organizations that promote local development, valorise human-capital, enhance diversity and inclusion and work to use resources more efficiently.
Through our platform we support their growth, give them access to technology and services to further upgrade their offer, and also aim to fairly distribute value across the whole community of businesses and individuals.

Targets: 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8


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We have built a platform that seeks to actively engage businesses adopting sustainable practices and individuals across all of Europe. We aim to make the knowledge around sustainability accessible to everyone, WE ensure transparency of information, and provide both businesses and individuals a platform that supports them in minimizing waste generation, promoting environmental conservation, and closing the loop of resources.

Targets: 12.2, 12.4, 12.5, 12.8


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We all need to be Climate Activists. Raising awareness about climate-related issues is core to the ECo mission.
Through our channels we aim to make Climate knowledge accessible to everyone and empower the community to actively spread the message.

Targets: 13.3


E-WEB-Goal-14Values and Impact

The Oceans sustain our food system and the life of communities across the world.
On top of promoting on our platform only businesses that adopt water-safe processes and materials, we also actively work to close the loop of materials and minimize system leakages.

Targets: 14.1


E-WEB-Goal-15Values and Impact

Land natural ecosystems ensure us a stable supply of resources and services (ecosystem services) that are key to human life.
Through our platform we act at two levels by supporting brands that only use nature-safe materials and processes (organic, toxic-free, recycled, etc..) and by working to close the loop of materials we want to minimize our dependence on resource extraction.

Targets: 15.1, 15.5, 15.7

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THE ECo MANIFESTO