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Fola Nature – Kinder to the planet products

Fola Nature is a finnish company sourcing for high quality ecological and sustainable products on the African continent and in addition creating jobs for people in the community.

Use of coal avoided (Kg)
1 000
Total impact 1 000 See all »
Use of coal avoided (Kg)
1 000
Total impact 1 000 See all »
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Markus Terho
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About Markus
A corporate responsibility veteran, with over two decades in the industry. He has held several notable positions, among them, he has served as the global sustainability chief at Nokia. There he has managed global corporate responsibility activities, environmental and social responsibility, social investment portfolios as well as disaster relief and charity donations.
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Replacing the use of charcoal with a renewable waste based alternative raw material helps to combat deforestation and desertification as less wood is needed to cut for heating or food preparation. This limits degradation of natural habitats and slows the loss of biodiversity. This act can be limitedly scaled in regions where said replacement raw material is available and the supply of the alternative product can be organized.

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Purpose

As the people behind Fola Nature we want to take responsibility by a more sustainable way of thinking today, to promote a better and greener globe for tomorrow. Our wish is that our children will enjoy a healthy environment and that natural resources will be better protected for the future.

Bringing ecological products to the market and by raising awareness will help our purpose. Additionally we want to make an impact in the beautiful African continent and improve people’s lives by creating jobs.

Results

Our hard work and research has lead us to launch Fola Nature’s first ecological product: Cocofin briquettes for barbecuing food. The product has many great qualities but to mention the outstanding ones would be that it is an ecological 100% natural waste material, it’s 100% forest friendly and you can use the biodegradable ashes in your garden as a plant fertilizer. It also burns with very little or no smoke at all, keeping the air cleaner.

More than 600 million people in Africa lack sufficient access to electricity leading to an increasing amount of trees and endangered species of trees being cut for the purpose of using charcoal and firewood for cooking food. But using coconut shell and by converting the natural waste material into a clean burning fuel will help the nature. Our product is being sold locally and internationally. We are currently looking for retailers in Finland and worldwide.

Implementation

Our competent and caring team is located in Europe as well as in random places in the great African continent. In Africa we are finding and creating reliable relationships with local innovative producers and entrepreneurs that meet our company standards, to partner with and to help us promote our efforts in creating sustainable and eco-friendly products for every day use. Our first product, Cocofin Briquette, is manufactured in Ghana.

The coconut shell is a natural waste material and recycling it for better use is a great way of saving trees. More than 30 thousand coconut shells are needed to produce a ton of Cocofin briquettes and the shells are crushed and naturally processed to a dense pillowlike shape. When locally owned and ethically run businesses in Africa are involved in the process of producing and selling, as our partners, we can be sure to impact the local community by creating more jobs.

The People's Voice

"Joe" 03.17.2021
Awesome Idea
"Anna" 12.18.2020
Such an innovative product. Looking forward using it!
"MURITALA" 12.17.2020
I believe is the sustainable idea of the business
"Beverlynugo" 12.14.2020
Lovely innovative idea! eco-friendly is the way to go. Keep it up!
"Bella" 12.14.2020
Good Job!
"Mette Maria" 12.14.2020
:) jee
"FaithBevCreations" 12.14.2020
This is lovely.. great job to the team. We need more eco-friendly products. Kudos FaithBevCreations
"Temitope" 12.14.2020
This is a good one dear!
"folarin jibola" 12.14.2020
This is a great idea that can save the whole🌎
"folarin jibola" 12.14.2020
I am lover of nature, so I love this idea 150%
"Soreanu" 12.14.2020
Nice
"Soreanu" 12.14.2020
<3 lovely
"Kehinde" 12.14.2020
Great
"Anu" 12.14.2020
Great job!

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