In the year 2023, there are dozens of startups beginning their journey daily. However, not many of them dedicate their work to the environment. Within this article, we introduce you to 5 amazing Dutch Startups that Care for our Planet, as well as bring something innovative to the market. Let’s get to know them… ????????????????
1. Fruitleather Rotterdam
Fruitleather Rotterdam was established by two young entrepreneurs Koen Meerkerk and Hugo de Boon. With a passion for creating value from things that have been labelled as useless, the designer duo introduced a completely new perspective to the sustainable fashion industry. By creating new materials from discarded fruit, the vision of Fruitleather is to spread awareness of the food waste issue as well as to show how waste in general can be used in a positive way.
To find out more about Fruitleather Rotterdam, click here. ????
WasteBoards wants to turn the tide by involving as many people as possible, creating value from plastic waste. While having fun doing it.
They say: “We are the first high-quality skateboard manufacturer that used plastic bottle caps. We collect these bottle caps together with the visitors of music events, school kids, companies, you name it. Each WasteBoard is made by hand. And each design is completely unique because no single colour pattern is the same as any other.”
Would you like to learn more about these cool and super sustainable skateboards? Then click here!
3. Dick Moby
Have you ever heard about a sunglass that is fully sustainable? We neither… ???? that is why you have to check out Dick Moby.
This is what they say: “We are Dick Moby. We love this planet. We also love looking good and we don’t see why anyone should ever have to choose between the two. That is why we only use biodegradable and recycled materials to make high-quality and stylish eyewear. For you and for your planet.
We’re on a mission to create a world without waste. Because waste is just waste! Of time, money, resources and especially the environment… And just like you, we don’t want to add to the big pile of waste already collecting in the world’s oceans, forests, deserts and landfills… So, we make sure we reduce as much waste as possible while making you look good. We only use only recycled and biodegradable materials to make high-quality eyewear that allows you to… Look good for your planet. ????️????????????
Do you want to be stylish and sustainable at the same time? Click here to learn more about Dick Moby!
A quality smartphone with fairness at its core? Yes, it is possible. Check out Fairphone designed to last, with fair and recycled materials. ????????
They say: “Fairphone builds a deeper understanding between people and their products, driving conversations about what “fair” really means. By creating a more sustainable smartphone, we’re demonstrating the endless possibilities for a fairer future – for everyone. With every phone we make, we’re getting closer to a fairer and more sustainable electronics industry. From responsible material sourcing to advocating for workers’ welfare, we share all our results freely and set new standards for the entire industry.
Do you want to more about this super cool sustainable phone? Then click here!
Curved fruits and vegetables? At some point, we all meet not-too-straight goodies like them. “Did you know that part of the fruit and vegetables is already lost in the first step of the chain? About 10% of fruit and vegetables do not end up on our plates because there is simply too much of them or because they do not meet certain aesthetic requirements” ????????????
So how does Kromkommer helps these crooked vegetables and fruits? Well, this is what they say:
“We are now five years on the road to a world in which crooked equals straight. In all kinds of ways, we show that curved fruit and vegetables are just as tasty as their straight brothers and sisters and that they also deserve a permanent place on the shelf. We are doing everything we can to achieve our mission… Are you reading along?”
What you can do to support our mission? We get that question regularly. That’s why we’ve put together a list of how you can make the new straight from crooked with us. Because even if warped fruit and vegetables cannot (yet) be structurally scored on the shelf, we can all ensure that this changes and that they are not wasted. Get up!
Click here to find out more about how can you support crooked fruits and vegetables. ????????????
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