HQ: Los Angeles, CA
Founder: Alex Totterman
Opportunity: Solve the plastic water bottle problem, which poses a major threat to our way of life. Over one million plastic water bottles are purchased and discarded per minute globally. Since plastic takes 1000's of years to disintegrate, in 30 years there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans.
Vision: Create the first fully biodegradable water bottle and end single-use plastic pollution with an innovative packaging solution made entirely of PHA, a naturally occurring biopolymer that breaks down into carbon dioxide, water, and organic waste.