We have a vision for a world free of single-use plastics, where petroleum is no longer a dominant commodity. Plastics pollute our oceans, drive demand for oil, and are responsible for significant energy use and carbon dioxide emissions during refining and manufacturing. GreenGear was founded with positive environmental impact as its core mission. We want to design consumer products that will displace existing, petroleum-based options and empower consumers to purchase items that sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, all without compromising on price or quality.
Bio-based | Durable | Recyclable
Our first product, the EcoRain Poncho is made using 99% Brazilian sugarcane bioplastic. This means that for every kilogram of raw material we use, as much as 2.15 kg of carbon dioxide is captured and sequestered from the atmosphere. Considering that the production of petroleum-based plastic releases up to 6 kg of carbon dioxide per kilogram produced, the EcoRain Poncho is a much more sustainable option.
The EcoRain Poncho keeps you just as dry as petroleum-based ponchos and is recyclable wherever #4 plastics are collected. We also offer plastic-free, eco-friendly packaging options.
At GreenGear, we see ponchos as our first of many products. We plan to introduce a reusable bioplastic water bottle as our second creation. Another consideration for a future product are phone cases.
Ultimately, we hope to design and manufacture sustainable outdoors gear like backpacks, jackets, and tents.
We welcome and encourage any ideas or feedback on our existing or future product development plans.
Frequently asked questions
Why are GreenGear ponchos different?
What is bioplastic?
Are your ponchos recyclable? If so, how can I recycle them?
Are your ponchos biodegradable or compostable?
What is your packaging made from?
Do you donate a portion of your sales?
Yes! We are members of 1% for the Planet, a coalition of companies committed to donating at least 1% of their sales to environmental groups. We focus our charity towards organizations working to solve plastic waste issues. To learn more about 1% for the Planet, you can visit their website at: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.