22 March 2024

Exploring sustainable start-ups: insights from the EFIVOS Podcast with Alex Burghelia (Flip.ro)


In our latest episode of the EFIVOS Podcast, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Alex Burghelia from Flip.ro to discuss "EU policies supporting sustainable start-ups." 

The conversation began with an introduction to Alex Burghelia and Flip.ro, shedding light on the company's mission and its role in giving refurbished electronics a new life. Alex emphasized that refurbished electronics offer a distinct experience from second-hand devices, challenging common misconceptions.

The discussion then delved into the impact of policies such as the Common Charger Directive (read more...) on the sustainability of start-ups like Flip.ro. Alex shared insights into how these policies affect secondary markets and the right to repair, highlighting both challenges and opportunities for sustainable businesses.

Furthermore, Alex provided valuable insights into Flip.ro's plans for the future, including their vision for expanding their impact and promoting repair and reuse education. Throughout the conversation, Alex offered practical advice for young people interested in sustainability and entrepreneurship, drawing from his own experiences and expertise in the field.

We want to extend our gratitude to our listeners for their engagement, as it's your participation that makes these discussions impactful. If you found today's episode informative, be sure to check out the other podcasts developed under the EFIVOS project. Each episode offers a unique perspective on topics that shape our understanding of the world.

This podcast is recorded under the framework of the EFIVOS project. EFIVOS is an initiative aimed at increasing knowledge and awareness of EU institutions, policies, and democratic procedures. This podcast has been funded through project 101081482 — EFIVOS in Europe — CERV-2022-CITIZENS-CIV.

The support of the European Commission for the production of this podcast does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors. The Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

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