Earth Day Spotlight: Brooklyn’s innovators in sustainability
April 22, 2021
This Earth Day, as New York City has set its sustainability goals of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030 and generating net-zero carbon by 2050, we’re highlighting a few of the best and brightest Brooklyn sustainability start-ups that are working to achieve them.
Partnering with over twenty NYC breweries, Rise Products upcycles the grain that is a by-product of the beer-making process into nutritious flour that has twelve times the fiber and twice the protein of all-purpose flour. Amongst those putting their product to good use is Runner & Stone who uses the flour for their signature delicious bread.
DeliverZero is a zero-waste food delivery platform that aims to tackle the city’s ever-growing pounds of takeout trash with its reusable plastic containers that are used by restaurants across the city. The containers are used for orders made through DeliverZero and are returned to the delivery courier the each time customers order through the platform.
FABSCRAP collects unused fabric, clothing with imperfections, and fabric offcuts to sell to artists, crafters and students. Full rolls of fabric are cut into yards to be sold, while smaller pieces are offered for sale as is. Small scraps are shredded to create insulation, carpet padding, furniture lining, and moving blankets.
Revivn, a hardware manufacturing company based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, collects and repurposes reusable hardware. Through partnerships with non-profit organizations, the recycled electronics are sent worldwide to those in need of a working computer, phone, keyboard or other device.
ClearRoad is a software platform facilitating digital road management and road usage pricing tools to reduce congestion and the pollution it causes. ClearRoad helps government agencies automate toll road pricing using vehicle GPS and mobile phones - without the need for traditional proprietary hardware infrastructure.
Tarform develops fully electric motorcycles using sustainable materials and AI technology. Its motorcycles a made using bio-based and recyclable high performance materials that do the least amount of harm to our environment.