Four students; four great minds; one company; one cause. Meet Candid - a mini company taking part in the JAYE company programme.
This mini company comprises four students who attend St Aloysius College Sixth Form who are vigorously trying to bring about environmental change.
These students have united together in order to bring Malta’s first-ever biodegradable iPhone case to market.
As a company they have noticed that society in general needs to be more environmentally cautious. They are trying their possible best way to raise awareness through their product outlining the damages that can be caused by everyday products such as mobile cases.
The company puts on a united front in order to show its devotion in promoting this noble cause rather than focusing on the profits. This product is made from PLA plant polymer and bamboo binder which protects one’s phone and the environment.
Not only do they offer such an eco-friendly product but they also provide shipping to Malta.
Due to the guidelines of the JAYE programme they have to finalise sales by the start of April in order to liquidate.
Who are we?
We embrace the values of sustainability and stewardship, and strive to be guardians of the Earth. For us, to neglect the health of the Planet, is to neglect the health of the People. We believe that each one of us can make a difference, but together we can make a change. Our aim is to inspire businesses to create sustainable alternatives for everyday products.
What problem do we solve?
The issue with plastic is that it is made to last decades, centuries, and sometimes even millennia without decomposing, but is all too often single use. About 17.6 billion pounds of plastic enter oceans each year. This is because only 9% of all plastic is ever recycled.
Plastic often accumulates in landfills. When rainwater fills the landfill, it absorbs the water-soluble compounds the plastic contains, some of which are toxic. When these toxic chemicals accumulate, they create Leachate that infiltrates into lakes, rivers and oceans threatening wildlife.
Plastic can float out into oceans and get caught in a Gyre, a large system of rotating currents where pollution accumulates. The plastic brakes down into microplastics that marine life consume and pass up the food chain until they reach our dinner plates.
About 2 million plastic bags are used worldwide every minute. The average person consumes about 70000 microplastics per year. And about 1.5 billion phone cases are thrown away each year. This is because the average useful life of a phone case is about 22 months.
What solution do we offer?
Candid offers a guilt free alternative to the regular phone case.
Candid cases are made to protect your phone, and the planet. The cases are made of PLA plant polymer with a bamboo binder. Our array of iPhone cases are:
• 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable
• Made out of PLA plant polymer with a bamboo binder
• Durability of ~1-2 years. Then afterwards, biodegrades in~ a year in a landfill.
• Packaged in a degradable and protective CPE 07 bag and shipped in a recyclable carton box
• Components: soil (30%), onions (7.5%), carrots (7.5%), pepper (7.5%), sawdust (1.5%), rice (18%), soybeans (18%), wheat (10%)
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