Precision Ag’s ‘Right to Repair’ Issue • Howe Neat

Precision Ag’s ‘Right to Repair’ Issue. (Image: Unsplash)

Daniel Howe runs a precision agriculture venture called Howe Neat which is providing farmers the flexibility with both hardware and software solutions that avoid the ‘right to repair’ limitations placed upon existing products and services.

The Hidden Impact Of Using Traditional Sunscreen

Sunscreen that doesn't hurt the enviornment. (Image: Unsplash)

Gadusol Labs, a synthetic biology university spin-out company based in Corvallis, OR, has begun to produce a natural, powerful antioxidant that harnesses the inherent UV protective abilities of marine life. Katie Pettinger, CEO and Co-Founder, explains why she and her team began to work on materializing new, organic UV-protective compounds to protect our skin and the environment.

Mycelium As A Super Material For Reducing Plastic Pollution

Finding a place for mycelium in pollution reduction. (Image: Ecovative)

As reducing plastic pollution and greenhouse emissions from animal agriculture have become priorities in stopping the climate crisis, companies have been searching for material substitutes that can both sustain their business long term as well as promote a sustainable lifestyle for consumers.

Mending the Fashion Supply Chain

Making it easy to discover and buy ethically and sustainably made clothing. (Image: Unsplash)

The fashion industry is often cited as the second largest polluting of our planet today, and it’s often not just bad for the environment, but also for the garment workers who most often live in communities disproportionately affected by climate change.

Sway – Making Consumer Goods Compostable

Going straight to biodegradability. (Image: Sway)

The ocean is a unknown place whose resources are becoming more known as we innovate to reverse the effects of climate change. From power generation to carbon sequestration, ocean technologies span the gamete for how they can impact life on land. One specific case of this is in plastics, something often thought of as polluting the ocean.

Miravel – Distributed Food Resources

Bringing fresh ingredients, beautiful design, and sustainable living together into one easy and accessible package. (Image: Miravel)

One main driver behind foodtech innovation is to reduce food waste and the resources that go into producing food. Supply chain logistics is another contributor to the problem.

Now That’s A Great Wrap!

Great Wrap Plastic

Great Wrap is developing PHA-based products because it can break down in any environment – it’s marine biodegradable and home compostable

A Solution for Complex Plastics

Arqlite

This week Sebastian Sajoux, the CEO of Arqlite, talks about how Arqlite is fitting in to help with plastic recycling and re-use.

PlasticBack is Converting Plastics Back Into Oil

PlasticBack

PlasticBack has developed a unique and proprietary technology of plastic waste chemical recycling at far lower temperatures than current processes (below 100 degrees, compared to between 600 and 1000 degrees).

Brightmark is Turning Plastics into…More Plastics?

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Waste to value processes are gaining momentum. Brightmark, a startup innovating to solve the problem of waste, has announced its intent to form a joint venture with SK Innovation to build a plastics pyrolysis plant in South Korea.

How Two Beards are Tackling Waste

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mobius is making plastics that are good for the environment from industrial organic waste. They turn that waste into plastic like materials.

Stepping Up Towards Zero Waste

ALBA W&H Smart City (ALBA W&H)

This week Sandra Sajen from ALBA W&H Smart City talks about their solution for waste collection, and how they are thinking about the future of the sector.

Eradicating Poverty With Upcycled Food

Agricycle

Agricycle recently won FoodBytes! Pitch 2020 with their vertically integrated portfolio of ethically sourced and upcycled CPG brands with the mission of eliminating extreme rural poverty through market-based solutions. The team gratefully shared more information on their business and impact.

Automate Your Recycling Efforts

Cleanrobotics recycling

CleanRobotics is a mission driven startup that is reinventing the way we think about recycling across the globe. We are creating a robotic trash can by combining next-generation robotics and sensor technology to automatically sort recyclables from everyday trash. By deploying our TrashBots, we can achieve huge impact.

Making Ecommerce More Sustainable

Mandatum

This week, Damian Estrada, the Founder and CEO of Mandatum, discussed what he is working on. Mandatum is turning e-commerce’s unsustainable inefficiencies into money for the Amazon Rainforests, savings for shoppers, and profits for brands. Below are the key takeaways from the conversation.

Susty, a Marketplace for Conscious Consumers

Consumer behavior plays a big role in trends and markets. Tara Jafarmadar Mujica, the CEO of Susty, explains what she is working on and how she is hoping to influence consumer behavior through product awareness – social, health, and environment.

Analytics That Turn Waste – Green

This week Nik Balachandran, Founder and CEO of Zabble, discusses what he is working on and the broader waste management sector. Can you describe what Zabble does and its impact?Zabble’s mission is to enable organizations to achieve zero waste by delivering real-time actionable insights. We have developed a 360-degree zero-waste management platform that: 1) helps universities and […]

Leather Made From Mycelium

MycoWorks, a startup creating materials at the intersection of art, nature and biotechnology using mycelium, recently raised a $45M Series B.

The Future of Clean Hydrogen

Ways2H just secured a $2.5M investment from Pacific6 Enterprises. The company uses a thermochemical process to convert waste into renewable hydrogen with a net zero-carbon footprint and without incineration.

An Interview With Gate 5

Gate 5 was founded in 2011, and the Gate 5 System has recently been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as a superior method for processing wastewater solids (sewage sludge) and other organic waste.

A Conversation With Compost Crew

Compost Crew provides curbside compost collection for thousands of homes in Maryland, Northern Virginia and D.C. and helps many areas businesses to recycle their organic waste.

$3.5M To Sort Trash – With AI

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Greyparrot, a startup that automates waste composition analysis using AI-powered computer vision software, announced additional funding of $1.1M, bringing their total seed round to $3.5M.