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65 Of The Best Waste Managment Companies Worth A Follow And Potential Investment

This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best waste managment startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the waste managment industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. Zero Grocery

The idea behind this startup: Zero Grocery provides a convenient zero-waste grocery delivery service.

Headquarters: Berkeley, California, United States

Industries: Consumer Goods, Delivery Service, Grocery, Waste Management

Founders: Zuleyka Strasner

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2. Greyparrot

The idea behind this startup: AI-based computer vision solutions to power next generation robotics and smart systems for the waste management industry

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, B2B, Computer Vision, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Recycling, Software, Waste Management

Founders: Ambarish Mitra, Marco Paladini, Mikela Druckman, Nikola Sivacki

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3. Trash Warrior

The idea behind this startup: Trash Warrior is a developer of an enterprise application platform created for enterprise insurance and financial services.

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: Information Technology, Internet, Mobile Apps, Software, Waste Management

Founders: Lily Shen, Lumin Chen

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4. Equis

The idea behind this startup: Equis is renewable energy and waste infrastructure, developer.

Headquarters: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Industries: Infrastructure, Recycling, Renewable Energy, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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5. 2B0

The idea behind this startup: 2B0 is patented technology that integrates Sustainability as a Platform (SaaP) solutions for residential and commercial applications.

Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States

Industries: Consumer Electronics, Consumer Goods, Consumer Software, Green Consumer Goods, Information Technology, Internet of Things, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Milorad Arsovic, Stephen Peer

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6. Agricycle

The idea behind this startup: Agricycle transforms food waste and agricultural byproducts into all-natural and organic CPG brands.

Headquarters: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Industries: Agriculture, Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Product Management, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Claire Friona, Jacob Foss, Jen Kuhn, Joshua Shefner, Patrick Nderitu

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7. Lidbot

The idea behind this startup: IOT Sensors in Waste/Recycling Bins.

Headquarters: Delaware City, Delaware, United States

Industries: Internet of Things, Sensor, Smart Building, Waste Management

Founders: Alexander Lehnert, Andrzej Miller, Ham Karami

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8. Phoenix Tailings

The idea behind this startup: Founded to bring a new level of sustainability and efficiency to the mining industry by enabling new sources of primary metals.

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Industries: Advanced Materials, CleanTech, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mining, Natural Resources, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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9. Ellipsis Earth

The idea behind this startup: Ellipsis Earth specializes in detecting, categorising and tracking plastic waste in the environment and throughout supply chains

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Drones, Information Technology, Waste Management

Founders: Ellie Mackay

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10. Blue Horizon Ventures

The idea behind this startup: Blue Horizon Ventures operates as a food technology-focused venture capital fund.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Agriculture, Financial Services, Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Organic Food, Sustainability, Venture Capital, Waste Management

Founders: Michael Kleindl, Roger Lienhard

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11. EnviCore Inc.

The idea behind this startup: Tailings Treatment, Industrial Wastewater Treatment, R&D Company

Headquarters: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Industries: CleanTech, Mining, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, Sustainability, Waste Management, Water Purification

Founders: Shahrukh Shamim

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12. GKAT Reclamation

The idea behind this startup: GKAT Reclamation is providing an ecologically safe recycling method and lowering your carbon footprint.

Headquarters: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Industries: Recycling, Renewable Energy, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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13. Ways2H

The idea behind this startup: Ways2H develops technology to convert waste into clean hydrogen fuel.

Headquarters: Long Beach, California, United States

Industries: Renewable Energy, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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14. Oxyle

The idea behind this startup: OxyleI is a developer of a novel technology to degrade hazardous micropollutants from wastewater, such as pesticides, chemicals etc.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Environmental Consulting, Waste Management

Founders: Fajer Mushtaq, Silvan Staufert

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15. Solute Smart

The idea behind this startup: Solute Smart is a custom engineering company regarding refrigeration systems, industrial water treatment, and general filtration technology.

Headquarters: Olathe, Kansas, United States

Industries: Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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16. The Littery

The idea behind this startup: The Littery is an environmental services company that recycles plastic pollution into e-lottery tickets.

Headquarters: Riga, Riga, Latvia

Industries: Internet of Things, Waste Management

Founders: Michael Manniche

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17. Octopus

The idea behind this startup: Octopus is a new waste management application to efficiently collect & connect valuable waste to recycling industry

Headquarters: Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

Industries: Big Data, Information Technology, Waste Management

Founders: Dimas Ario, Moehammad Ichsan, Musawwir Muhtar, Niko Adi Nugroho, Rizki Mardian

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18. Cocoboards

The idea behind this startup: Cocoboards transforms agricultural byproducts into sustainable and affordable bio-based materials.

Headquarters: Biel, Bern, Switzerland

Industries: Building Material, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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19. Kalea

The idea behind this startup: The Kalea kitchen composter turns kitchen waste into nourishing compost in 48 hrs, odorless and with safe handling.

Headquarters: Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Industries: Food Processing, Manufacturing, Organic Food, Waste Management

Founders: Christian Gärtner, Johannes Luschitz, Patrick Nennewitz, Patrick Nennewitz

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20. Plastogaz

The idea behind this startup: Plastogaz is a company specializing in natural gas production from waste resources.

Headquarters: Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Waste Management

Founders: Antoine van Muyden, Felix Bobbink, Wei-Tse Lee

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21. SPRK.global

The idea behind this startup: SPRK.global is an AI-enabled distribution platform for connecting food oversupply with demand partners by considering NGOs.

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Food and Beverage, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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22. Concular

The idea behind this startup: Platform is digitalizing the process of circular construction material procurement

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Construction, Green Building, GreenTech, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Dominik Campanella, Julius Schäufele, Marc Haines

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23. DAUR

The idea behind this startup: Waste Management to Renewable Energy

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Renewable Energy, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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24. geoFluxus

The idea behind this startup: GeoFluxus is an academic spin-off company that specializes on research projects.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Data Visualization, Geospatial, Information Technology, Mapping Services, Waste Management

Founders: Rusne Sileryte

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25. AMTR Scientific

The idea behind this startup: AMTR Scientific provides an integrated method for treating a wide range of industrial waste waters.

Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Industries: Industrial, Manufacturing, Waste Management, Water, Water Purification

Founders: Edward Brook-Levinson

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26. Byprotex GmbH

The idea behind this startup: B2B marketplace for trading animal by-products and plant-based materials.

Headquarters: Munich, Bayern, Germany

Industries: AgTech, Animal Feed, B2B, Biofuel, Marketplace, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, Trading Platform, Waste Management

Founders: Andi Wieser

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27. Prakriti Biosystems Engineering

The idea behind this startup: Prakriti Biosystems Engineering is a provider of decentralized food waste/kitchen waste/municipal solid waste biomethanation solutions.

Headquarters: Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Industries: Biotechnology, Waste Management

Founders: Disha Ahuja

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28. Waterhound Futures Limited

The idea behind this startup: Cloud-based SaaS forecasting modelling tool for performance optimisation of water and wastewater treatment systems and processes.

Headquarters: Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom

Industries: Environmental Engineering, Industrial, SaaS, Software, Waste Management, Water

Founders: Unknown

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29. Basestation

The idea behind this startup: Helping dumpster bin rental companies automate their hauling operations with simple, easy-to-use software.

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Information Technology, SaaS, Software, Waste Management

Founders: Alex Tushinski

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30. Rapel

The idea behind this startup: On-demand waste collection in Indonesia

Headquarters: Tangerang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Industries: Waste Management

Founders: Anang Widarso, Berthy Erydani Jacob, Budi Susianto Prasetyo

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31. CTX Dumpsters

The idea behind this startup: Austin Metro Area Roll Off Dumpster Rental and Waste Management Company

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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32. WLabku

The idea behind this startup: Waste Management to Animal Feed Stock

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Animal Feed, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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33. Loopworm

The idea behind this startup: Waste to Protein

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Industries: AgTech, Animal Feed, Biotechnology, Farming, Pet, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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34. CorNatural

The idea behind this startup: CorNatural develops bio-based sustainable products to offer a range of natural products.

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Natural Resources, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Paulo Puterman, Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro

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35. Mobius Materials

The idea behind this startup: The trusted marketplace for buying and selling preowned electronic components

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Electronics, Marketplace, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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36. Zero – Online Zero Waste Store

The idea behind this startup: Zero is an India’s premium online zero waste store. We provide ethical products which is plastic free, chemical free and cruelty free.

Headquarters: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Industries: E-Commerce, Waste Management

Founders: Naman Sharma

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37. Cuppy

The idea behind this startup: Cuppy is an initiative to reduce single-use cup and lid waste in Metro Vancouver.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Communities, Manufacturing, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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38. Waste2ES

The idea behind this startup: Imagine the power to create value from food waste

Headquarters: Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, United Kingdom

Industries: Clean Energy, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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39. Scrapiro

The idea behind this startup: Track Scrap from its creation and get it to be recycled through Scrapiro Platform.

Headquarters: Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: Big Data, Internet of Things, Waste Management

Founders: Tommy Hartono

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40. Mycelium

The idea behind this startup: Mycelium is a biotechnology company that uses mushroom mycelium to convert plant waste into sustainable products used in packaging.

Headquarters: El-qurein, Ash Sharqiyah, Egypt

Industries: Biotechnology, Packaging Services, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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41. We Recycle Solar

The idea behind this startup: Pioneer in Solar Value Recovery

Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Industries: Environmental Consulting, Environmental Engineering, Recycling, Renewable Energy, Solar, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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42. eeho

The idea behind this startup: eeho is a mobile app working as a wastage control, a crowdfunding platform for Talent/Health/Education and an e-commerce platform.

Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Industries: Crowdfunding, Waste Management

Founders: Ashu Bisht

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43. recircular

The idea behind this startup: recircular is an active platform that connects businesses for the valorization of waste as raw materials.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Environmental Consulting, Recycling, Waste Management

Founders: Patricia Astrain

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44. At Quest Sustainability Services

The idea behind this startup: At Quest Sustainability Services provides environmental services such as urban farming, water conservation and waste management.

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Industries: Environmental Consulting, Farming, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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45. Dog & Whistle Inc.

The idea behind this startup: Dog & Whistle crafts dog food from 100% unused natural whole foods

Headquarters: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Industries: Food Delivery, Information Technology, Pet, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Eric Adams

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46. [email protected]

The idea behind this startup: [email protected] provides telecommunications and electronic waste management services.

Headquarters: Priego De Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain

Industries: Electronics, Telecommunications, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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47. S&W InfraTech

The idea behind this startup: S&W InfraTech is a solid waste management, air pollution mitigation, and water treatment company.

Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Industries: Pollution Control, Waste Management, Water

Founders: Unknown

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48. Scrapays

The idea behind this startup: Scrapays is a Cleantech Startup, Fusing Recycling, Technology and Finance.Uses technology to facilitate a decentralized recovery model of recyclable waste in developing nations.

Headquarters: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Industries: Information Technology, Recycling, Waste Management

Founders: Boluwatife Arewa, Tope Sulaimon

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49. Polycarbin

The idea behind this startup: A modern-day resource management platform reimagining the future of plastics and their role within the life sciences.

Headquarters: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Industries: Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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50. WirEntsorgen Entrümpelung München

The idea behind this startup: Clearabee is a Germany waste management company.

Headquarters: München, Bayern, Germany

Industries: Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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51.Hansa Environmental Solutions (opc) Private Limited

The idea behind this startup: Environmnetal consultants

Headquarters: Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, India

Industries: Environmental Consulting, Environmental Engineering, Waste Management

Founders: Logesh Chenniappan

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51.Hansa Environmental Solutions (opc) Private Limited

The idea behind this startup: Environmnetal consultants

Headquarters: Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, India

Industries: Environmental Consulting, Environmental Engineering, Waste Management

Founders: Logesh Chenniappan

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46. De Clique

The idea behind this startup: De Clique is a company that collects wastes and uses it as a local raw material for local products.

Headquarters: Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Industries: Environmental Engineering, Recycling, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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47. Quaadbotics

The idea behind this startup: Quaadbotics provides solutions for precision agriculture, restaurants, cloud kitchens, and garbage sorting.

Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Industries: Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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46. Dumposaurus Dumpsters & Rolloff Rental

The idea behind this startup: Austin Texas Roll Off Dumpster Rental and Waste Management Company

Headquarters: Austin, Texas, United States

Industries: Environmental Consulting, Waste Management

Founders: Shawn Mansur

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55. Warranium Energy

The idea behind this startup: Warranium Energy is a leading plant engineering company for industrial water & wastewater treatment and renewable energy based in India.

Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Industries: Clean Energy, Energy, Environmental Consulting, Environmental Engineering, Recycling, Renewable Energy, Solar, Waste Management, Water Purification, Water Transportation

Founders: Unknown

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56. Aspire Australia

The idea behind this startup: Aspire Australia is a digital tool supports a social business network, deployed across a region.

Headquarters: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Industries: Environmental Engineering, Renewable Energy, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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57. Go Green

The idea behind this startup: Go Green offers environmental management services.

Headquarters: Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt

Industries: Environmental Engineering, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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58. the fortunate planet

The idea behind this startup: The fortunate planet is where people and technology meet to solve global challenges – together.

Headquarters: Baar, Zug, Switzerland

Industries: Apps, Gaming, Recycling, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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59Foodless

The idea behind this startup: An android app that helps users reduce food waste with features like barcode and expiration date scanning

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Food and Beverage, Grocery, Waste Management

Founders: Danielius Ašmontas

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60Reklima

The idea behind this startup: Reklima provides a circular-economy solution for the waste industry and renewable energy.

Headquarters: Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway

Industries: Agriculture, Energy, Farming, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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61. Bouddi

The idea behind this startup: Bouddi is a brand of environmentally friendly products.

Headquarters: Kensington, South Australia, Australia

Industries: E-Commerce, Recycling, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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62. YIMBY

The idea behind this startup: YIMBY provides waste management products & solutions.

Headquarters: Panjim, Goa, India

Industries: Service Industry, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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63. Asha Jyoti Environmental Technology

The idea behind this startup: Foul Smell Removing & Organic Waste Decomposing

Headquarters: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Industries: Consulting, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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64. RUGO Energy

The idea behind this startup: Green Energy Company

Headquarters: Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Industries: Oil and Gas, Waste Management

Founders: Rudolf Schirmer Ampofo-Domfeh

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65. More Than Waste

The idea behind this startup: More Than Waste specializes in producing sustainable products with unique design out of plastic waste material.

Headquarters: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Manufacturing, Recycling, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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