Johanna Baare (Germany)
"traceless materials is a female-founded circular bioeconomy start-up offering a holistically sustainable alternative to conventional plastics solving global plastic pollution. For the first time, agricultural industry by-products are used to produce storage-stable films, rigid moulds and coatings that provide the beneficial properties of plastics while being compostable in the environment. While bio-based, traceless materials don’t compete with food production, preventing land-use-change. In contrast to conventional (bio)plastics, they don’t need harmful additives or solvents and have up to 87% lower CO2 emissions. On industrial production scale they`ll even be price competitive to conventional plastics. Be part of the solution – not part of the pollution!"