This surprising sustainable polymer alternative is actually made from carrots. Carbon fiber is commonly used because of its lightweight and durable properties. Despite of these positives, it is not a sustainable resource -- it's difficult to make, and it's made from non-renewable material. Small startup company CelluComp has created an alternative sustainable polymer that uses carrot fibers to achieve the same stellar material in an eco-friendly manner and by using a renewable resource.
CelluComp has already manufactured and sold a product made with 'Curran,' which is what they call the sustainable polymer. Their offshoot company CarrotStix makes wear-resistant, lightweight fishing rods out of Curran.
More than ever, consumers are drawn to sustainable eco products. They care about how the items they buy are manufactured and sourced. Companies like CelluComp are catching onto this movement and finding more environmentally friendly but equally good solutions for manufacturing everyday products.