Since 2019, the vibe is elevation by education. Started by a small team of engineers, environmentalists from Long Beach looking to fight climate change, Greentek Planet took off when the LB Collective Association connected them with farmers who were destroying thousands of pounds of plant stalks after their harvest. Using the agriculture residues to make compostable plastics and other products, the team at Greentek was accepted into the LA Cleantech Incubator(Cohort 2), aligning with the city's initiative to reduce single waste plastics.
After substantial product development, GreenTek discovered an outstanding solution to the plastic/paper crisis in the Earthstraw, the first biodegradable straw made from American hemp, the crop our country depended on for rope, paper, and hundreds of other uses before it was lumped in with the psychedelic cannabis plant, its sibling. Founders embraced the future of sustainable plastics.
Meet some of the key players driving sustainability for a Green Planet!