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The FRESHGLOW Co. FreshPaper

Columbia, MD | http://www.freshglow.co
Joined in August 2014

About Us

The FRESHGLOW Co. (www.freshglow.co) is a social enterprise taking on global food waste with a simple innovation, FreshPaper. (Twenty-five percent of the world’s food supply is lost to spoilage each year, resulting in massive energy and resource waste.) Fenugreen’s mission is to improve access to fresh, healthy food, and boost the lives of farmers and communities worldwide - "Fresh for All."

FreshPaper helps consumers, retailers and farmers reduce food waste, naturally. Infused with organic spices, one FreshPaper sheet is simply dropped into fridge drawers, bags and cartons to keep fruits & vegetables fresh for up to 2 – 4x longer.

FreshPaper is recyclable, biodegradable and compostable, and the patented & award-winning product has been featured by several international media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The Today Show, Oprah, The Economist, and Forbes since its launch at a farmer's market. Today, FreshPaper is shipped to farmers and families in 35+ countries and retailers nationwide including Whole Foods and Wegmans.

FreshPaper has received international recognition for its potential to change the global food system, including awards from the Social Venture Network, Sustainable Brands, The Economist, Harvard, the Lemelson-MIT Foundation, Echoing Green, the Women in the World Foundation, Intel, Cartier, Toyota, Target, and the Home Depot. FreshPaper has also been recognized by the British Consulate, the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and the Swiss Consulate, and Fenugreen has been recognized as the “most innovative young company in the world” by the Kauffman Foundation’s Startup Open, awarded by Sir Richard Branson. In 2013, FreshPaper received the INDEX Award – the world’s largest prize for design under the patronage of Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Denmark.

FreshPaper began as a middle school science project, inspired by a trip to India. (Watch the TED Talk: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxManhattan-Kavita-Shukla-Can)

The FRESHGLOW Co. launched in Cambridge, MA, and is now headquartered in Maryland.

The FRESHGLOW Co. (www.freshglow.co) is a social enterprise taking on global food waste with a simple innovation, FreshPaper. (Twenty-five percent of the world’s food supply is lost to spoilage each year, resulting in massive energy and resource…

Issue Areas Include

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Poverty

Location

  • Box 880
    Columbia, MD 21045

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