Traceless materials from Germany has won the Green Alley Award. The startup’s winning idea: A material that claims to be one step ahead of other bioplastics on the market today. Thanks to the special technology developed by the German startup, agricultural industry residues are transformed into a sustainable alternative to film or hard plastic packaging or plastic coating. The result is an all-natural material that is not only completely bio-based but can also be composted in your organic waste bin within two to nine weeks.
Jan Patrick Schulz, CEO of Landbell Group, is very satisfied with this year’s winner: “Circular startups like traceless materials meet consumers’ expectations to promote sustainability more strongly. With the Green Alley Award, we want to foster precisely those business models that combine resource conservation with economic success,” says Schulz. “What convinced us about traceless material’s business idea was their holistic bio-circular approach to producing an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plastic. Traceless materials claims to need no harmful additives and could save up to 87% of carbon emissions while being competitive in material properties and price. The solution also supports the European Union’s ban on certain single-use plastics that will go into effect in July this year.”
Anne Lamp, CEO and founder of traceless materials, is happy about the award and explains how the startup will use the prize money of 25,000 euros: “The Green Alley Award helps us to raise awareness of our innovative alternative to plastic – designed for nature. Our goal is to establish Traceless as an ingredient brand, creating awareness and demand for our uniquely sustainable material solution among end consumers. One step on the way to gaining their trust and achieving recognition for traceless materials is through certificates and education. And this is what we want to use the prize money for.”