We’re a consumer goods corporation specialising in the production and distribution of a wide variety of sustainably-sourced, seaweed-based products.
We focus on bringing the right expertise together to combine technological innovation and environmental awareness to build a cleaner, healthier future.
Our Current Activities
We’re currently working in collaboration with the University of Sherbrooke and the National Institute of Scientific Research, as well as the University of Québec in Trois-Rivières and various private research centres across the province of Québec to develop innovative seaweed processing and manufacturing technology that will enable us to produce a wide variety of sustainably-sourced, seaweed-based products.
Why did we choose it?
It fights climate change.
Seaweed soaks up five times more carbon dioxide than land-based plants, helping mitigate the effects of climate change and ocean acidification.
It helps marine life.
Seaweed farms can act as artificial reefs and promote an increase in local biodiversity, while functioning as storm surge protectors which in turn can reduce the energy of currents and waves, thus providing protection for coastal communities and shellfish cultures.
Seaweed also reduces eutrophication in coastal areas which helps heal dead zones incapable of sustaining marine life.
It's one of the fastest growing plants in the world, and, it's zero-input! Meaning it requires no fresh water, no fertilizer, no feed, and no land to grow.
Our goal over the next few years is to scale the production of seaweed-based materials to replace existing, less sustainable, plant-based compostable alternatives, while also scaling our production of seaweed-based nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals. And in doing so, help grow the marine aquaculture industry here in Québec through the creation of jobs and the development of commercial partnerships with local fishermen and farmers.
We’re not your conventional start-up.
Our team is composed of experienced, motivated individuals driven to make a positive impact on the consumer goods industry by exploring and developing innovative solutions that solve problems without creating new ones in the process. We bring sailors, adventurers, engineers, chemical scientists, and climate activists together to share in our common vision and design and build a future we all want to live in.
Wade Consumer Goods Corporation