How We Help You, Our Community, And Our Planet
Instead of making our signature orthotics with the conventional silicone processes that are extremely harmful to the environment and contribute to landfills, we manufacture our orthotics with an innovative, recyclable, and sustainable 3D printed design that provides your feet the same health benefits at a lower environmental cost.
At Project Biotech, making our patent-pending orthotics doesn't use large amounts of energy or fossil fuels and produces far less waste than other traditional manufacturing practices while still remaining durable and supportive to your feet. Our sustainable TPU material is recyclable and biodegradable, but we don't recommend dropping them in your compost without adding the proper enzymes. We believe every little bit counts when it comes to protecting our planet, and we're always exploring new ways to innovate and make a positive impact.
Smart Shipping Space
Did you know that packaging uses a large fraction of the world's plastics and paper? In fact, 40% of Europe's plastic and 50% of Europe's paper were used for packaging. What's more, packaging leads to 36% of plastic waste around Europe. And products packaged in big boxes need more space and more delivery trucks. In the midst of the climate crisis, what is the solution to reduce waste from packaging?
We've conducted extensive research into how companies like IKEA, Amazon, and Patagonia are successfully implementing sustainable shipping strategies. Based on our findings, we've decided to package our orthotics in recyclable zip lock bags, which offer a number of benefits over traditional containers. These bags are reusable, widely accepted for recycling, and have a smaller footprint due to their lighter weight.
Dark Web Theme
At Project Biotech, we're always looking for ways to help the environment, even if it's something as small as our website's dark theme. Less power to light your screen saves battery life on your phone and reduces the amount of energy that our website uses.
We apply the same sustainable mindset for our orthotics. These activities may be simple, but they're effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint. And we're proud to say that we're doing our part to create a more sustainable future.
How We Give Back: Meet the Lift & Shift Foundation
At Project Biotech, we're proud to support the Lift & Shift Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded with the mission of advocating for inclusion in science and tech. This year our support has been a large grant of our products to support their fundraising activities.
One of our most significant collaborations with the Lift & Shift Foundation was the successful hosting of a summer internship program for a dozen talented STEM-focused interns. This initiative provides valuable hands-on experience and mentorship, further inspiring young minds to pursue careers in science and technology.
Project Biotech Grant Program
The Lift And Shift Foundation was just the start of the Project Biotech Grant Program. This initiative aims to support other impactful organizations. While we believe in supporting and helping other organizations with our grant program, addressing scientific misinformation is of the utmost importance at Project Biotech. We support and promote science that is thoroughly researched and objectively supported through experiments. Scientific misinformation not only hurts a few people; it affects everyone.
*Only organizations promoting accurate scientific information and not contributing to scientific misinformation can take part in our grant program.
- Applicants must provide a detailed submission and agree to our guidelines on science misinformation.
- Projects that focus on supporting veterans, STEM education, or health science.
- Projects with a potential for sustainable impact will be given preference.
Expect grant opening to start early in 2024.