It may be challenging for modern companies to find ways to reduce their carbon footprint. However, there have been several successful start-ups in recent years that have made giant leaps in producing sustainable products and services.
This shoe brand was only established a few years ago in the Netherlands. The company recycles real used gum to manufacture quality shoes and accessories. Used chewing gum can be recycled as a source of rubber.
It may be hard to think that a company goes out on the street to pick up used gum, but GumShoe collects most of its raw materials by collecting used gum from the streets of the Netherlands.
Yes, This might sound like a strange concept at first, but reports indicate that next to finding cigarette buds on the sidewalk, used chewing gum is the second most common thing you’ll find on the floor while taking a walk-in public.
This company is based out of Israel, and it was founded in 2017. The company has been working non-stop to address plastic pollution by envisioning safer and more affordable alternatives.
They aim to design and manufacture products to meet the manufacturer’s requirements. This will allow electronic waste materials that contain a lot of plastic to be recycled more efficiently. The new material is said to be bio-degradable and stronger than plastic.
They promote the brand with the catchy phrase: ‘’The Formula that bonds with nature’’. It will be interesting to see what the company comes up with in the future.
This brilliant start-up is dedicated to manufacturing bicycles that are 100% made from recycled materials. The Portland-based brand currently designs and manufactures bicycles that are made from 80% recycled aluminium, and the bicycle seats are made from recycled plastic and cork.
Even though the company has not yet reached their goal of producing a bike that is 100% made from recycled materials, it has set the bar high for other manufacturers. With the soaring fuel prices, it may be wise to invest in a more affordable and sustainable means of transport.
It is no secret that our natural forests are being cut down at an alarming rate to cater to the needs of the economy. Yardbird is a leading furniture manufacturer that designs and makes furniture from 100% recycled material.
Luxury outdoor and home furniture does not need to be made from new materials. The company is proof that novelty and quality furniture items can be made from recycled materials.
Even though these companies have given us a peek at the possibilities when it comes to sustainable living, there are still massive challenges ahead. However, companies are starting to see the bright side of investing in more sustainable practices.