With everything that’s happening with the environment these days, it is undeniable that climate change is real. Countless companies are making efforts to improve the current state of our climate and there are many startups, which are also contributing in their own way. ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green startup competition, which recognises such startups and their accomplishments. Last year, Kenyan startup Leafy Ke won the prestigious climate competition with its innovative idea to generate fuel from used diapers.
Most people would be amused to hear that disposable diapers can be recycled to make fuel. Leafy Ke figured out an economical way to do so, and generate clean fuel in the process that produces notably less CO2. It sells its fuel to informal settlements for €1.2 per litre and this also lowers the risk of death by carbon-dioxide poisoning cases at homes.