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Its Earth Day This Week. So Here Are 5 Eco Startups Trying To Save The World

As you may or may not know International Earth Day was on Saturday. If you don’t know what that means its a day every year when a bunch of fun loving earth loving folk raise awareness for envi-ronmental protection.

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5 Eco Startups

As you may or may not know International Earth Day was on Saturday. If you don’t know what that means its a day every year when a bunch of fun loving earth loving folk raise awareness for envi-ronmental protection. With Donal Trump often referring to climate change as a hoax these hippies need all the help they can get.

With that in mind, we have put together a list of startups that are spreading the love for mother na-ture and the planet we all live on.

S A Y A Designs

Saya Designs is a startup that is digging up roots abandoned by plantations and making them in to hairsticks. But they don't just stop there! They then go on to plant up to 10 endangered trees back in to the rainforests in Indonesia.

Deforestation in Indonesia is happening at unprecedented rate. Scientists warn that many of Indo-nesia's species could be extinct in the wild within 20-30 years.

Saya is currently raising funds for their first round of production on Kickstarter

Adaptavate

Adaptavate is an eco building materials company. Their first product, Breathaboard, is a bio-based alternative to plasterboard which helps to mitigate CO2-driven climate change by ‘locking’ carbon into the fabric of buildings.

75% of Breathaboard is made from agricultural waste sourced from UK farmers, so it provides a renewable alternative to the 15 million tonnes of plasterboard that goes to landfill each year globally.

Mimica Lab

Mimica Lab is a freelance design company run by Solveiga Pakštaitė, the inventor of the Mimica Touch expiry label. Mimica Touch is able to indicate the food’s condition when you run your finger over the label. A smooth surface means the food is fresh, means the food has gone off.

With over 15 million tonnes of good food thrown away in the UK each year, half of which comes from households, and with global food shortages soaring, Mimica Touch offers a safe, recyclable, bi-odegradable, cheap and effective solution to prevent needless food waste.

Edible Bug Farm

Edible Bug Farm is developing methods for sustainable farming by identifying high quality, cheap protein sources for the developing world: edible bugs. It may seem a bit crazy to westerners that people eat bugs but in the east its a common occurrence.

Whist travelling in Asia, Adam Routledge came up with the idea for his business. Drawing on his background in biochemistry and ecology, Routledge and his co-founder, Matt Anderson, saw an opportunity to tackle three of the world’s most pressing issues: food scarcity, resource demands, and greenhouse gases.

Cora Ball

If you put a Cora Ball in your washing machine with your laundry it will collect all of the microfibres that would otherwise go down the drain. “Why should I shiv a git about that” you may be asking. Well according to Cora Ball’s founder Rachel Miller you should care because in time we end up eat-ing each others clothes. “We are eating our fleece, we are eating our yoga pants and we are eating our gym clothes” says Rachel. Every time we do laundry, our clothes shed tiny microfibres, which go down the drains of our washing machines, through wastewater treatment facilities and into our waterways.

As the vast majority of us wear clothes, this adds up quick. According to their promo video, if 10% or Americans used a Cora Ball we would be stopping the equivalent of 30,000,000 plastic bottles going in to the sea every year.

Cora Ball is also raising funds this month on Kickstarter.

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