We love what we’re doing at Adaptavate and we know the positive social and environmental impact we can have, but it’s still nice to be told so every once in a while. This month we’re chuffed to bits to feature in Fat Lama’s top 10 Green Business Ideas alongside great companies like Bio-Bean, Grow Bristol and Impossible Foods.

Who are Fat Lama? I hear you say. Well click here to find out more about their groovy online sharing platform dubbed the ‘AirBnB for stuff’. One of their many benefits is that by opting to borrow, not buy, we can put the brakes on unnecessary mass-manufacturing and carbon intensive distribution systems.

Like all these companies, Adaptavate is a business founded to do good in the knowledge that our industries can work in more efficient and more sustainable ways and it’s great to see some of the really interesting and exciting work being done in the fields of sustainability, health, wellbeing and empowerment. We were thrilled to feature alongside these international brands and will be watching them as they grow and flourish. You can click here to see the full list of Fat Lama’s top 10 Green Business Ideas.

  1. OLIO

London based software company. OLIO connects neighbours and local shops so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away.

  1. Good Guide

Good Guide is an app that rates products based on safety and health and empowers consumers to choose products based on their health and environmental credentials.

  1. Conscious Step

New York based Conscious Step was created to bring more awareness to the problems faced by the world today and the organisations fighting these problems. Every pair of socks is partnered with a different non-profit so you can support the causes you love simply by purchasing these items of everyday wear.

  1. Molekule

A San Francisco-based startup with a sleekly designed molecular air purifier that uses nanotechnology to break down pollutants – moulds, bacteria, viruses and chemicals.

  1. Adaptavate

A biomaterials company based in Stroud, England that is re-thinking the material flows within the construction industry. Their products are designed to replace conventional materials but utilise crop waste making them renewable and compostable avoiding landfill. They are even high performance in use, leading to healthier and more energy efficient homes and buildings.

  1. 31 Bits

Using jewellery and design to empower people to rise above poverty, 31 Bits is a fashion company with a difference. Every time you make a 31 bits purchase you have a direct impact on women’s lives in Uganda where their products are made.

  1. Bio-Bean

A London based company founded in 2013, bio-bean is the first company in the world to industrialise the process of recycling waste coffee grounds into advanced bio fuels.

  1. Grow Bristol

An innovative start-up based in, you guessed it, Bristol! Turning old shipping containers into agricultural sites, they use aquaponics to produce ultra-local leafy greens without the air miles. It also uses 80% less water making it a win-win!

  1. Impossible Foods

Based in California, Impossible Foods Inc. is possibly the most ambitious environmental food company out there. They have a team of scientists and food experts working to develop plant-based meat and dairy products made without animals. The meatless Impossible Burger is ground-breaking and looks and tastes just like the real thing.

  1. My Green World

A Melbourne-based social enterprise dedicated to addressing global wildlife and environmental challenges through innovative, youth-focussed education.


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