Smartphones aren’t environmentally friendly. That’s an unfortunate fact.
Right now, sustainability is not high up on the agenda for the global tech giants.
The UN states that there is 50m tonnes of e-waste generated globally every year. 80% of which isn’t recycled.
The tech industry needs to find new sources of materials beyond plastics and metals to create the sustainable tech of tomorrow.
When we designed the Carbon 1 MK II, we imagined what a sustainable smartphone in the year 2030 would be built from. Our research took us to the amazing work of scientists in Europe using green sources to make CO2 neutral carbon fiber.
Imagine that your mobile was made from a material that didn’t have a negative impact on the planet.
A research team at the Technical University of Munich have developed a revolutionary new material they call ‘Green Carbon.’ Their new process creates identical carbon fibers that you can see in the Carbon 1 by creating them through algae oil.
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This technology is incredibly exciting. It shows the future of carbon fiber and how it can truly replace plastic and metals as the main material for the casings of our tech.
Right now, the tech world needs someone to make a carbon fiber phone commercially viable for the industry to wake up. That’s where we come in.