It’s estimated that over 90 million tons of agricultural waste is burned each year in India alone. AltMat’s solution – to turn this waste into natural fibres – is equal parts ingenious, obvious and urgent.
Furthermore, as a startup based out of Gujarat, it brings a local perspective to the problem that is so often lacking. Layer on the increased economic opportunities it brings farmers and you have a compelling proposition. Now it just needs to prove production uses no toxic chemicals and dyes, and that it can really scale.