Bureo Skateboards designs and manufactures a unique line of sustainable skateboards by utilizing the growing amount of plastic pollution in Chilean communities and coastlines. By offering recycled high quality products, Bureo enables ethically conscious consumers to support recycling development and job growth for local inhabitants.
Becoming aware of the growing degradation of the ocean environment, the Bureo team has made it their mission to make a difference and contribute to the fight against plastic pollution. Make Waves!
Micromidas enables bio-plastics made from renewable materials. Founded in 2008, Micromidas has developed an innovative chemical process technology to make a variety of commodity chemicals from cellulosic biomass and ethylene. The cellulosic biomass is sourced from waste products:
Post consumer paper products such as corrugated cardboardAgricultural residues such as rice hulls, switch grass, and empty palm fruit bunchesWood products such as pine chips and sawdustPulp and paper waste such as paper sludge
Dirtball Fashion is all about environmentally friendly clothing and apparel, and is a 100% sustainable action sports clothing company. We use only local manufacturers to create comfortable clothes made from plastic water bottles and recycled cotton.
ieCrowd transforms cutting-edge innovations into promising high-growth ventures with social and economic impact potential, globally. The platform is designed to build powerful companies that empower entrepreneurs and innovators with the resources needed to deliver real solutions around the world.
Thanda Zulu jewelry and crafts are created by Zulu artisans from renowned beading families in South Africa. Their art provides steady income and employment within the community, as well as an opportunity to pass their traditional skills on to future generations, protecting and promoting African cultural integrity.
Companies normally use a leasing model for durable goods, such as cars or heavy machinery. A new program in the Netherlands helps you eliminate wasteful spending on clothes. Instead of owning a pair of jeans for life, you can now just keep them for a year before you send them back to be recycled so you can try something new.
TaKaDu provides a Software-as-a-Service solution for monitoring water distribution networks. TaKaDu gives the utility unprecedented control over network events in real time, using state-of-the-art statistical and mathematical algorithms.
A new generation of linear polyesters to replace and improve PET, PE, PP, HDPE, LDPE ... For a world in which, to build, we needn't destroy. And, to produce, we need only to grow...
Italian firm bio-on has developed a new bioplastic that is 100 percent biodegradable in water and soil and can be used as a substrate for electric circuits. When combined with suitable nanofillers, the polymer can act as an electricity conductor, with the potential of replacing plastics in most electronics.
F Cubed, LLC has created a revolutionary rapid molecular method for the detection of a wide variety of pathogens.
F Cubed, LLC (“F3”) was founded with the objective of creating a molecular diagnostic method that could take a raw sample to a full assay in less than one hour in any location.
Our goals are to help solve problems in the areas of environmental monitoring, food safety, and medical diagnostics, with an emphasis on the use of our product outside of expensive and complicated laboratories.
144 applicants were screened by Cradle to Cradle certification experts, toxicologists from ToxServices, and building professionals from Make It Right. These judges selected 10 finalists who are now being considered for the $250,000 cash prize. The 10 finalists represent alternatives to a range of traditional building products, including insulation,paint, drywall, siding, roofing, and construction panels.
US Aragonite, Suppliers of Oshenite™ oolitic aragonite - a naturally renewable precipitated calcium carbonate with bioplastic applications
Anna Buxaderas's insight:
Oshenite®, a bioplastic additive produced from a renewable marine mineral called oolitic aragonite, allows environmentally conscience brand owners and manufacturers to produce or use plastic packaging with reduced amounts of fossil fuel-based resins.
Blue Box helps companies to “do more while consuming less” by improving their operations and introducing a whole new approach to maintaining industrial systems. By re-thinking and innovating the industrial maintenance process, Blue Box is a solution that reduces downtime, waste streams, and costs. This is achieved by avoiding the need to dismantle heavy equipment with the use of its proprietary industrial foam cleaning technology. Blue Box delivers an innovation that makes it possible to “always” keep industrial equipment running clean, which reduces fuel consumption as well as CO2 output. By providing a new solution to an old problem, Blue Box is an innovation that improves profits while improving the environment.