in putting our earth first
at our core
We are scientists, environmentalists and engineers with a belief in better materials for a better planet.
We believe in the power of plants
We care about our impact on our planet
We support those who protect it
We started by listening and are dedicated to growing
We collaborate to deliver
We believe we have a part in this transformation
We are visionaries of change that exceed today’s standadrs
We are environmentalists harnessing science
We are devoted to plant chemistry, biology and engineering
Nuha Siddiqui – CEO & Co-Founder
Nuha founded erthos while completing her Business & Environmental Economics degree at the University of Toronto. She plays an active role in supporting the diverse innovation ecosystem globally; from serving on the board of organizations like Canada Plastics Pact and Enactus Canada, to mentoring young entrepreneurs and women in STEM. She is dedicated towards supporting next-gen leaders creating a positive impact on this planet.
Kritika Tyagi – Head of Product & Co-Founder
Kritika joined erthos while completing her degree in Plant biology at the University of Toronto. She actively works with industry groups globally as an advisor and contributing member to organizations such as Biodegradable Plastics Institute, the National Zero Waste Council and the Lambton Manufacturing Innovation Centre. Kritika is passionate about developing science-driven sustainable solutions to solve everyday challenges.
Kritika Tyagi (Left) and Nuha Siddiqui (Right)
Our co-founders work in building erthos has been recognized and awarded globally by Bay Street Bull 30×30, and Forbes 30 Under 30.
How It Started
WEF publishes a report stating that there would be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050, inspiring Nuha to create a solution (Project EcoPackers).
Nuha enlists fellow classmates Chang and Kritika to bootstrap early versions of plant based packaging.
Recognizing existing industry needs, they redesigned into a universal input solution and incorporated as an official clean-tech enterprise.
Beta versions of the input solution were developped and the team attracted their first major investors.
Rapid prototyping leads to successful initial pilots and clean tech funding to expand operations.
By 2050, all single use plastics will be plant powered, for our planet.
Protecting our planet while aligning with key UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Building solutions that never compete with existing food sources.
Founded by 2 women with 60% female senior leaders and currently employing 58% identifying-females.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Quickly growing team globally with highly skilled labour
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Developing innovative & sustainable materials that are 1 for 1 compatible with existing equipment lines.
Responsible Consumption and Production
LCA metrics with a lower energy, water and carbon footprint compared to plastics.
Our platform for change creates a powerful movement through our advocacy and awareness efforts globally.
Life Below Water
Reducing the negative impact of plastics in our oceans through plant powered alternatives.
Life on Land
Building solutions that are tree-free and never contribute to other climate challenges such as deforestation.
Partnerships for the Goals
Collaborating with partners across industry to overcome challenges. At the end of the day, it’s our collective impact that will drive us forward.