Sustainability

Image

Independent farmers unwittingly burnt their coconut husks.

Climate change is real. Since the industrial revolution, irresponsible manufacturing and consumption have damaged our planet, stripping it of natural resources and introducing pollutants into the air and water. At the same time, millions of people still live below the poverty line. Public awareness on these issues has increased, with the UN (United Nations) crafting a series of 17 Sustainable Development goals to reverse the situation. 


Image

Random photograph of coconut husks along a river bank.

Image

This pile of coconut husks can be turned into useful products.


We at NextEvo strongly support such measures. That’s why we’ve made sustainability our business. All the materials, processes and practices involved in our products are designed with sustainable development at their core, from source to consumer. With this, we aim to tackle sustainability in two main ways: by helping the environment, and creating a social impact.

Here are some ways in which we help our planet and society:


1. Our products help fight climate change

Pineapple leaves and coconut husks are the residues generated when these crops are planted for their fruit. Therefore, both the fruit and the byproducts share the same land and water, and no additional resources are required. At the same time, byproducts do not compete with other agricultural ecosystems for these resources, thus sharing the same carbon and water footprints. Also, by collecting agricultural residues such as coconut husks and pineapple leaves, farmers are prevented from discarding them in harmful ways, such as by burning or throwing them into rivers.

Image

Long pineapple leaves tied around the fruits to protect them from sunburn.

Image

2. We help farmers expand their income opportunities

Many farmers in Southeast Asia are struggling as most of them are still living below the poverty line. By collecting the agricultural byproducts that they would otherwise throw away, they are able to supplement their income. One program in the pipeline for the coconut farmers is purchase the whole coconut, freeing up the time they currently spend on dehusking, and to encourage using this free time to cultivate new crops within their existing land.


3. We give manufacturers sustainable alternatives

The products, while being natural and eco-friendly adhere to strict quality control. We do extensive research and testing to ensure they meet the high standards.

Image
Image

4. We design innovative solutions to increase usage of agri-residues

Ultimately, the aim is to change the lives of consumers by providing them with options for green living. Our long-term plan is to design new materials, which will become used in our everyday lives, from agricultural byproducts. 


5. We increase agricultural productivity using agri byproducts to improve soil conditions

Increasing demand for food due to population growth and stagnation in farm productivity is threatening food security. Cocopeat, when used in soil amendments, can drive higher food productivity while maintaining soil fertility.

Image

 

Image

Independent farmers unwittingly burnt their coconut husks.


Climate change is real. Since the industrial revolution, irresponsible manufacturing and consumption have damaged our planet, stripping it of natural resources and introducing pollutants into the air and water. At the same time, millions of people still live below the poverty line. Public awareness on these issues has increased, with the United Nations (UN) crafting a series of 17 Sustainable Development goals to reverse the situation.

We at NEXTEVO strongly support such measures. That’s why we’ve made sustainability our business. All the materials, processes and practices involved in our products are designed with sustainable development at their core, from source to consumer. With this, we aim to tackle sustainability in two main ways: by helping the environment, and creating a social impact.

Image

Random photograph of coconut husks along a river bank.


Image

This pile of coconut husks can be turned into useful products.


Here are some ways in which we help our planet and society:

1. Our products help fight climate change

Pineapple leaves and coconut husks are the residues generated when these crops are planted for their fruit. Therefore, both the fruit and the byproducts share the same land and water, and no additional resources are required. At the same time, byproducts do not compete with other agricultural ecosystems for these resources, reducing carbon and water footprints. Also, by collecting agricultural residues such as coconut husks and pineapple leaves, farmers are prevented from discarding them in harmful ways, such as by burning or throwing them into rivers.

Image

Long pineapple leaves tied around the fruits to protect them from sunburn..


2. We help farmers expand their income opportunities

Many farmers in Southeast Asia are struggling as most of them are still living below the poverty line. By collecting the agricultural byproducts that they would otherwise throw away, they are able to supplement their income. One program in the pipeline for the coconut farmers is purchase the whole coconut, freeing up the time they currently spend on dehusking, and to encourage using this free time to cultivate new crops within their existing land.

Image

3. We give manufacturers sustainable alternatives

The products, while being natural and eco-friendly adhere to strict quality control. We do extensive research and testing to ensure they meet the high standards.

Image

4. We design innovative solutions to increase usage of agri-residues

Ultimately, the aim to change the lives of consumers by providing them with options for green living. Our long-term plan is to design new materials, which will become used in our everyday lives, from agricultural byproducts.
 

Image

5. We increase agricultural productivity using agri byproducts to improve soil conditions
Increasing demand for food due to population growth and stagnation in farm productivity is threatening food security. Cocopeat, when used in soil amendments, can drive higher food productivity while maintaining soil fertility.
 

Image