Plant-based burger for meat lovers

Beyond Burger is the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks, and tastes like a fresh beef burger.

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What is it?

The Beyond Burger is a plant-based alternative to meat designed to look and taste just like a real beef burger. The only difference: it’s not made from animal meat.

The premise behind Beyond Burger was that meat’s core parts — amino acids, lipids, trace elements, carbs and minerals — are not exclusive to animals, but all have plant equivalents. The challenge that took more than 7 years to overcome, was to find these equivalents and assemble them to recreate the architecture of meat.

Beyond Burger’s primary source of protein comes from peas. Each burger packs 20g of protein and has no GMOs, soy or gluten. Every effort was made to ensure the burger looks, cooks and tastes just like the real thing. To the point that beets were used to mimic the red color of the meat and the “bleeding” effect that happens when you cook a beef burger.

As a result, the Beyond Burger has all the juicy, meat deliciousness of a traditional burger, but comes with all the upsides of a plant-based meal.

Who is it for?

Interestingly, Beyond Burger is not aimed at vegetarians. Instead, the company wants to reach flexitarians and, generally, people who love meat. By giving them a juicy alternative, they consume less meat, which in turn helps improve their health, sustainability, and animal welfare worldwide.

What makes it responsible?

The Beyond Burger allows you to enjoy the full mouth-watering, juicy, and delicious experience of beef but without the health, environmental, and animal welfare downsides of traditional animal-based meat.

What makes it better than competition?

The Beyond Burger comes a ready-to-cook “raw” patty that you just throw on the stovetop, griddle, or grill. Designed in cooperation with Brendan Brazier, a Canadian former endurance athlete, author, and vegan diet advocate, the burger has a healthy dose of protein and a slew of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and omegas to help support performance and recovery for especially active folks.

Drinking water from thin air

SOURCE is an off-grid, self-contained system that creates clean drinking water from just sunlight and air.

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What is it?

The system consists of two panels: one primary and one additional. Each panel is 4 feet x 8 feet (1.2m x 2.4m) and holds 30 liters in a reservoir where it is mineralized with calcium and magnesium, and kept clean for optimal taste and health.

The standard 2-panel system has 60 liters of water storage capacity and can produce 4-10 liters of clean, drinking water per day. That’s the equivalent of 8-20 16.9oz water bottles, every day. If you need more water, the system can be easily scaled up by adding more panels.

The SOURCE technology is optimized for a wide range of conditions and can even produce water in low to medium sun and humidity. It is currently used in more than 15 countries on 5 continents & exceeds the water quality standards in each place.

SOURCE Hydropanels has a 15-year life span and requires maintenance, just like any standard appliance. This includes the annual air filter and polishing cartridge change and the replacement of the mineral cartridge once every 5 years.

This is how SOURCE Hydropanels work: First, ambient air is drawn into the panels via fans. There, water vapor in the air is adsorbed onto a special hygroscopic material and passed through a condenser. The resulting liquid water flows into the onboard reservoir, where it is collected, mineralized for optimal health/taste and treated (with Ozone) to maintain optimal water quality over time. Finally, the collected water is pumped through a polishing cartridge prior to being dispensed to the customer.

What makes it responsible?

SOURCE Hydropanels harness the power of the sun to create a drinking water solution free from infrastructure, lengthy supply chains or transportation risk. SOURCE ensures everybody’s right to clean water by providing the first-ever path to complete drinking-water ownership.

What makes it better than competition?

Probably, the closest technology to SOURCE are dehumidifiers.

However, dehumidifiers connect to the electric grid and most often rely on active condensation using cooling coils or a refrigerant to extract moisture from the air. This process is energy-intensive and results in water that is not safe to consume.

SOURCE, on the other hand, is off-grid, using solar energy to raise the dewpoint inside the Hydropanels, driving passive condensation resulting in high-quality water that is pure and similar to distilled.

While both technologies make water from moisture in the air, SOURCE Hydropanels make high-quality drinking water without connecting to external power.

Healthy perfume for everyday use

Empower is a sporty and refreshing unisex fragrance that is certified natural, healthy and environmentally-friendly.

If you are looking for an everyday go-to citrus scent that is not only sporty, invigorating and refreshing, but also certified natural, healthy and environmentally-friendly, look no further than Empower Natural Perfume from Pour Le Monde.

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What is it?

Empower is an intriguing mixture of citruses and herbs, which quietens down into the base of a little smoky-woodiness.

The citruses include lemon, lime, bergamot, grapefruit, orange, mandarin. Among the herbs are spearmint, cassis, basil, orange flower and lemongrass. The bases is provided by cedar wood, naturally-derived benzoin and a drop of patchouli.

Who is it for?

Empower is a sporty, energizing and clean fragrance that is ideal for both women and men.

Most people use Empower as their everyday go-to fragrance and rave about how pleasantly it smells, without being overpowering and how the fresh, citrus scent remains present even hours after spraying.

What makes it responsible?

Empower is probably one of the healthiest and most environmentally-friendly fragrances on the market today.

The company behind Empower, Pour le Monde is currently the only B Corp-certified fragrance company and has to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

It is also the only fragrance company to be certified with the NPA Natural Seal — the only natural certification in the United States. This means Empower must contain at least 95 percent natural ingredients or ingredients from natural sources, avoid ingredients with health risks and not use animal testing. It also requires biodegradable or recycled packaging and 100% natural fragrances and colorants.

Empower also carries the PETA’s cruelty-free logo, meaning it was produced without testing on animals and vegan since it does not contain any animal ingredients.

If that’s not enough, Pour le Monde is also part of the One Percent for the Planet organization, whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes.

Bamboo underwear for sensitive skin

Boody Men’s Boxers are made from a chemically untreated, naturally shooth bamboo fabric that doesn’t irritate the skin.

Boody Men’s Boxers are undies made from a bamboo fabric that keeps you cool and comfortable with seam-free stretch. Because the bamboo fibers are not chemically treated, the fabric is naturally smooth and round with no sharp spurs to irritate skin.

The unique feel and stretch allows for full movement. Boody’s fans are raving about how comfortable this underwear is and Boody is so confident you’ll love the comfort and fit of their underwear, they will refund the price of your first pair within 30 days if you’re not 100% satisfied.

Do-it-yourself bamboo bike

This Road Frame kit is made from bamboo, making the bike sustainable, lighter and more comfortable to ride.

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What is it?

The Road Bike Frame Kit contains a complete kit, full manual and instructional videos to help you build your own customized bamboo bicycle. There is no welding, heat treatment or heavy mechanics needed in the bamboo frame construction.

The material comes from a variety of locations around the world. Moso or Tonkin are two of the most common bamboo species for bike building, known for their excellent strength properties and environmental performance.

All bamboo is treated at source and then hand-selected, piece by piece, to get the correct maturity and consistency. Selected bamboo is held in stock for a period of 4 months before using it so that it can naturally acclimatize.

Who is it for?

The Road Bike Frame Kit is the most popular model, ideal for longer commutes, club runs and racing.

It is designed for speed first and comfort later. It is the perfect choice if you’re interested in beating your mates to the top, or for that edge on the way to work.

With fully customisable choice on everything and custom geometry available, you can dial in this classic to be the perfect match for you.

What makes it better than competition?

Academic research credits bamboo as a fantastic material for bicycle building.

Bamboo bikes are generally lighter than a steel and aluminium frame and slightly heavier than a carbon and titanium. However, they have excellent vibration dampening effects, so the comfort of the ride exceeds all other materials.

If you care for your bike properly, the materials used should suffer no ill effects for up to 10-15 years. In fact, the metal components will probably start to give up earlier than your bamboo frame.

What makes it responsible?

Sustainable material: Bamboo is often labelled ‘the world’s most renewable material’. It is the fastest growing woody plant in the world and absorbs five times more carbon dioxide and produces 35% more oxygen than a similar group of trees. Bamboo requires no fertilizers or pesticides and only little water. When harvested, the plant regenerates itself from the roots.

Sustainable transportation: Cycling is probably the most sustainable urban transport mode. It is suitable for not only short trips but also for medium-distance trips too long to cover by walking. It causes virtually no environmental damage, takes up little space and is economical, both in direct user costs and public infrastructure costs.

Healthy activity: Riding a bike is healthy, fun and a low-impact form of exercise for all ages. It can help to protect you from serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack, some cancers, depression, diabetes, obesity and arthritis. Cycling is easy to fit into your daily routine by riding to the shops, park, school or work.

Solar water heater that works at night

Eco is an efficient thermodynamic solar water heating system that works in any weather conditions, even at night.

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What is it?

Eco is one of the most efficient water heating systems available. It combines the advantages of two separate technologies: the heat pump and the solar thermal collector.

The way Eco works is it circulates a refrigerant inside a closed circle. The refrigerant is a very cold liquid with the boiling temperature of around -30°C/-22°F. The liquid is pumped into the solar panel where it absorbs heat from the outside environment.

When the liquid reaches a certain temperature, it evaporates to form a hot gas. The gas is then pumped into the heat exchanger, where it warms the water. The refrigerant cools down and the process is repeated.

Because the outside temperature of the solar panel is almost always higher than the refrigerant, Eco is able to absorb heat in practically all conditions, day and night, during rain, wind or snow.

The system consumes approximately the same amount of energy as a fridge compressor. Its only use is to circulate the refrigerant. There are no ventilators or defrost cycles needed, so there is additional energy consumed to operate the system.

As a result, you can enjoy hot water of up to 55°C/131°F, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with high efficiency and without releasing CO2 into the atmosphere.

Eco is intended primarily for residential applications and comes in sizes ranging from 200 to 450 litres, with 1 or 2 solar panels, and an optional supplementary coil. Other models are available for commercial applications, such as hotels, schools or office buildings.

What makes it responsible?

Eco produces hot water very efficiently from renewable resources, regardless of weather or time of the day. You can expect savings of up to 85% on your electricity bill.

Ethical modular smartphone

Fairphone 2 is the world’s first modular smartphone manufactured from fair materials and made to last.

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What is it?

Fairphone 2 is the world’s first smartphone manufactured from fair materials and made to last. It has all the features of a modern smartphone while being as sustainable as possible.

What makes it responsible?

Long-Lasting Design: Fairphone 2 is modular and, therefore, easy to upgrade or repair. For example, the screen can be replaced in under 1 minute. The same is true for all 6 modules, from the battery to the audio jack. This means, you no longer have to discard your old phone when something better comes along. Your Fairphone 2 is designed to last and serve you well a lot longer than any other phone on the market today.

Fair Materials: Materials contained in an average smartphone originally come from the mining sector, which is ridden with pollution, dangerous working conditions, child labor, etc. Fairphone strives to source materials that are less hazardous or toxic, maximize the use of recycled and/or renewable resources and buy from mines that empower vulnerable communities or have better sustainable performance. They are carefully tracing where Fairphone parts come from and create demand for materials that are good for people and the planet.

Working Conditions: Fairphone is working together with a variety of production partners, labor rights experts, NGOs and researchers, to develop programs that improve worker satisfaction and representation. As a member of the Clean Electronics Production Network (CEPN), they are pushing towards zero exposure of workers to toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process.

Reuse and Recycling: In addition to using reusable and recyclable materials, Fairphone actively encourages customers to reuse and repair their phones. They sell spare parts and offer repair tutorials to help make your phone useful for as long as possible. They also offer a take back program and are researching the best way to recycle the Fairphone 2 by making it easier to dismantle. Finally, Fairphone is working with partners to improve local collection efforts in countries where electronic waste is an issue.

What makes it better than competition?

If you’re like most people, you have no idea what hazardous or toxic materials your current smartphone contains. You also don’t know anything about the working conditions of people who made your phone, including health and safety, worker representation and working hours. Fairphone 2 allows you to own a phone that is safe, healthy and fair.

Most importantly, however, with Fairphone 2 you will not have to replace your phone every 12-18 months, because it is easy to fix or upgrade. So, you can be sure that your phone will last you for years to come without sacrificing features or performance.

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Whey-like protein powder for vegans

Lentein is the only vegan protein with an amino acid profile comparable to animal-based proteins, such as milk or eggs.

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What is it?

Lentein Complete is a protein powder made from duckweed (water lentils).

It is free of allergens with higher levels of Essential Amino Acids and BCAA’s than any other plant protein including soy or pea.

The protein powder is highly digestible, contains Omega-3 oils, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Who is it for?

Lentein is for all responsible manufacturers in the food industry looking to make healthier food products.

Using Lentein as the main source of protein results in products that are gluten-free, soy-free, high in protein, rich in fiber, vegan, hypoallergenic, organic, natural, and non-GMO.

What problem(s) does it solve?

Leintein is very easy to incorporate into foods or supplements whilst making an impact on their nutritional label.

It’s a green protein ingredient with a mild and sweet taste, unlike other plant-based proteins derived from hemp, moringa or algae.

This means you can incorporate quite a lot of Lentein into the consumer product and easily reach levels where it can make an impact on the nutritional value for the consumer.

What makes it responsible?

Leintein is responsible because of the way it is grown.

First, the yield per acre is extremely high. The crop doubles it’s biomass in 24 – 36 hours. It is harvested every day and it only takes three weeks from initial seeding to full harvest.

Second, 98% of the water used in growing and processing the product is recycled back into the system. The process itself only takes 20 minutes so the energy demands are minimal.

Also, no chemicals are added and all nutrients used to grow the duckfeed are recycled together with the water for the “next batch.”

This also means there is no leaching of dangerous chemicals into the soil, which cannot be said for traditional agriculture.

What makes it better than competition?

Leintein stands above the competition due to its nutritional superiority.

It is the only plant-based protein that’s comparable to animal proteins such as milk or eggs. All other plant proteins have lower levels of one or more amino acids.

Additionally, Lentein is also digestible by the body to a higher degree than other plant proteins.