These innovative companies have developed solutions to help combat climate change, environmental pollution, and plastic waste. With a mission to reduce fossil fuels and incorporate natural materials into product designs, these companies are leading the way to a waste-free, sustainable future.
Based in London, UK, Biohm is transforming the way building materials are created for commercial and residential uses. The company recaptures bio-based waste products from other industries that haven’t a use for them and mycelium; the root-like fibers of mushrooms that spread underground, in their products.
The first mycelium insulation will be available on the market soon through Biohm, which has shown to be a better alternative to synthetic and semi-natural insulation competitors. Biohm’s insulation has tested superior in thermal capacity, fire safety, durability, and sustainability. The company has begun to venture into other areas of design, now offering mycelium lamp shades able to decompose.
The textile industry is expected to grow by 351 billion dollars by 2027. Standard textile companies are environmentally controversial, with little sustainability requirements. Renaissance Fiber, based in North Carolina, USA, utilizes hemp for their textile products that they market to other distributors and artisans. Hemp is a versatile and durable fiber that requires less resources than other textile materials. The company processes hemp using a carbon-neutral process for use in clothing, furniture, and other products that require textile fibers.
The company uses a clean-tech approach to manufacturing and processing, with a goal to work with nature instead of against it.
Based in Ningbo, China, BloomECO uses ingredients found in nature to develop cosmetic and skincare packaging that is biodegradable and sustainable. The company was founded with the goal to change the cosmetic and skincare industry by reducing plastic waste with affordable alternatives.
The company offers cosmetic and skincare brands an affordable and nearly waste-free alternative to commonly used plastic containers and packaging. Polylactic acid, the main ingredient in BloomECO products, is naturally derived from corn starch and is 100% biodegradable and non-toxic.
Using the power of plants and algae, Algenesis has developed the world’s first high-performance, renewable, and biodegradable plastic. The algae used to process Algenesis products intakes carbon dioxide and can be grown quickly, making it a renewable resource for manufacturing.
Algenesis uses their patented Soleic technology and processes to generate plastic-like polymers using extracted algae oils that are durable, but won’t add to the plastic pollution crisis if left in the environment. The company has recently released their footwear brand, BLUEVIEW, with fully biodegradable footwear products.
An estimated 1.3 billion phone cases are sent to landfills each year. Most phone cases are made from plastics that take hundreds to thousands of years to break down. As they break down, they release microplastics into the environment.
To create a waste-free future, Pela, based in Canada, uses flax seed fibers to generate phone cases and other tech accessories that are compostable and free from toxins, like phthalates. Flax is a flowering plant that grows in most environments, and can be processed into an oil similar to fossil fuels used in the making of plastics. This process is similar to how Pela operates their patented Flaxstic technology.