We believe

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


Our Co-Founders

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.

timeline journey

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.

Looking Ahead

By 2050, all single use plastics will be plant powered, for our planet.


Protecting our planet while aligning with key UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Zero Hunger

Building solutions that never compete with existing food sources.

Gender Equality

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.

SDG 12
Responsible Consumption and Production

LCA metrics with a lower energy, water and carbon footprint compared to plastics.

SDG 13
Climate Action

Our platform for change creates a powerful movement through our advocacy and awareness efforts globally.

SDG 14
Life Below Water

Reducing the negative impact of plastics in our oceans through plant powered alternatives.

SDG 15
Life on Land

Building solutions that are tree-free and never contribute to other climate challenges such as deforestation.

SDG 17
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.


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