Molly Morse (USA)

Mango Materials produces non-toxic, biodegradable plastics that will reduce global warming and can be used for many applications. Current plastics are everywhere, and they are produced from non-sustainable petrochemicals and persist indefinitely in landfills and the natural environment. Mango Materials is excited to change this through their new plastic that is produced from waste methane gas and will degrade at the end of its useful life.

Mango Materials’ bioplastic is made from bacteria using methane, an extremely potent greenhouse gas that is abundantly available and often considered "waste". They produce pellets, which can be used by manufacturers to convert into a variety of plastic products such as children's toys, electronic casings, water bottles, and food packaging.

This bioplastic will replace conventional plastics that accumulate in the environment, harming ecosystems and consuming space and resources. Mango Materials' bioplastic naturally biodegrades back to methane; thus, the process is a closed loop, cradle-to-cradle solution.