Fashioning a planet where people give a crap
Mestic is converting cow manure waste into bio-textiles, plastic and paper. Our patented technology aims to solve the excessive manure problem around the world, while unlocking new possibilities for making truly sustainable products – particularly for the fashion industry.
The Netherlands alone counts 1.8 million dairy cows, producing so much poop that farmers are running out of space to safely – and legally – dispose of it. Manure contains gases which, if used in small amounts, are good for agriculture; unfortunately, intensive farming has resulted in too much manure and those gases have become harmful to soil, water and air. Currently 80% of farms in the Netherlands generate more manure than they can legally use and this is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years.
Mestic addresses two problems with one solution; helping with the global manure problem and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, by creating new sustainable and local sources of raw materials.