Okeanos was named one of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas!+
Are you headed to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt this November? We’ll see you there! This year Okeanos will be attending our first COP conference! We’re coming together with world leaders, diplomats, NGO’s and private companies to establish strategies to tackle climate change, and measurable and attainable plans to implement them.
At COP27, Okeanos will be building a Made From Stone Market with shelves chock full of products Made From Stone, allowing some of the world’s biggest climate decision-makers to pull more sustainable products off the shelves, and track the environmental impact of their journey from “ground to grocery” using our innovative LCA technology.
You’ll also find Okeanos in the Climate Action Innovation Zone where we’ll be hosting a series of conversations with leading environmental minds, brand partners, and leaders in innovation.
Click back here in October to see a full schedule of our COP27 events and learn how you can get involved virtually!
Plastic is prevalent in all of our lives, but it’s never more evident than walking the aisles of your local supermarket. Everything from your bottles of laundry detergent to packaging for snacks to the hangers you use in your closet has all been made of virgin plastic…until now.
At COP27, we’re showing off shelves and shelves of products from around the globe that we’re very proud of. These everyday items not only boast a reduced plastic footprint but also have a major impact on CO2.
Visit us in the Innovation Zone at COP27
MITIGATION: is defined as the act of reducing the severity of something – and this is what the 20 countries who’ve come together to form the High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution intend to do. With a goal of ending plastic pollution by 2040, the coalition including the UK, Canada, Germany, and South Korea intend to push treaties, bans and restrictions forward at the UN Global Assembly, COP27, and the first formal meeting of plastic treaty negotiations that will take place in Uruguay at the end of November.
Fortunately, Okeanos technology is helping to accomplish the coalition’s three main goals: reducing the amount of plastic in everyday products, studying circular solutions and making it possible to recycle mono-material packaging that was previously considered non-recyclable!
To learn more about how Okeanos technology can achieve your country’s mitigation goals, contact our government affairs team at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Science has proven that CO2 emissions are the leading cause of the most urgent climate impacts including droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, and rising seas. No matter where you live in the world, you are affected by these issues in one way or another. This is why CO2 management, NetZero goals and carbon capture are hot topics at COP27, and it’s all of our jobs to find solutions.
Fortunately, Made From Stone technology is on the case! Did you know that calcium carbonate, our magic main ingredient, has a naturally low carbon footprint? When used to replace the majority of plastic in everyday items, calcium carbonate can reduce the CO2 footprint of products by more than half!
To learn more about how Okeanos measures the CO2 impact of our products, check out a sample of our Life Cycle Analysis here
In this section of Set In Stone, we like to highlight the surprising, unique, and unusual phenomena and creatures that make our Okeanos worth preserving. Meet Cystisoma! This unique tiny glass-like creature is designed to be smelled but not seen!
Cystisomas are shrimp-like crustaceans that live between 200-900 meters below the surface, in a layer of the ocean that’s pitch black. Their completely transparent bodies make them nearly impossible to find, allowing them to exist alongside predators safely. Their shag-like exoskeletons, make light 100 times more likely to pass straight through their bodies, preventing any relfection from giving away their location. Cystisomas are shrimp-like crustaceans that live between 200-900 meters below the surface, in a layer of the ocean that’s pitch black. Their completely transparent bodies make them nearly impossible to find, allowing them to exist alongside predators safely. Their shag-like exoskeletons, make light 100 times more likely to pass straight through their bodies, preventing any relfection from giving away their location.
While they can’t be seen, Cystiomas can be smelled, but only by their potential mates who rely on their big antennae to detect chemicals in the surrounding water.
Want to see more stunning sea creatures?
Click here to head over to our Instagram.
Meet Mafalda, our Rockstar of the Month! Mafalda is a member of our Legislative Affairs Team working to introduce the benefits of Okeanos to Governments around the world. Learn more about what drives her passion for sustainability below!
Tell us about your childhood. Did you spend time by the ocean?
I spent most of my childhood by water because my dad is a marine biologist. I grew up in Seattle going to rivers or the ocean all the time because my dad was always doing research.
How has working for an environmentally focused company impacted the choices you make in your daily life?
I’ve started consciously analyzing packaging, inspecting its form and feel as well as different labels it carries. I´ve become much more aware of different plastic alternatives and look out for items in redundant packaging.
What drew you to working for Okeanos?
I was already working in sustainability and was looking for a team where people were passionate about change and committed towards making a difference now, where everyone´s voice was heard and teamwork towards a common goal was crucial, I think Okeanos is the perfect representation of that.
If you could pick a body of water anywhere in the world to spend time near, where would it be?
Isla de Lobos, in the Canary Islands.
What new skill or hobby did you pick up during quarantine?
I bought a sewing machine and started learning how to make my own things, mostly tweaking my own stuff but also making small accessories!
Now that the world is beginning to re-open, what is the thing you’re most looking forward to?
Travelling to places where I don´t know the language or culture, as far away as possible, geographically, and culturally.
Want to be part of Okeanos team?
Check out our careers page at Okeanos.job
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