LIFE ON EARTH IS MADE BY CYCLES
Everything has a precise form and function. Nothing remains, nothing accumulates. There is a constant flow and transformation.
OKA drinks from the Source, that is NATURE. In it we observe biological structures and their functions and learn the strategies and solutions that nature provides. Thus we create a closed cycle, which begins and ends on earth, and feeds a new cycle without causing damage.
It is not enough to neutralize the human impact on the planet. We want to create a positive effect, because we know that there is no "out there".
Our commitment is to support a descending energy system from renewable resources and processes that regenerate life on Earth.
We aim for a new model of human presence on the planet: with increased capacity to perceive and recognize interconnections and interdependencies.
For us, this is the ground for innovation.
who we are
OKA is home. For the Yanomamis, Guaranis and Tupinambás is OCA. We honor and care for our home through our business.
Home symbolizes shelter and protection, as well as our packaging, made with 100% Brazilian sustainable raw material, call manioc.
OKA is a biotechnology research and development company. It was born at the Sao Paulo State University in the Tropical Roots and Starches Research Center in Botucatu, countryside, and has over 20 years of experience. Our strength is to generate a positive socio-environmental impact.
Our drive is to reduce the consumption of plastic and the production of waste. We seek to help clean up rivers and seas, and promote biotechnology, stimulate green technologies and businesses, promote local sustainable development, and support traditional communities.
Our recipe mixes design, technological innovation and business models committed to the circular economy.
Our menu offers 100% compostable biopackages, made from renewable and non-toxic raw materials.
With our expertise, we offer licenses to companies committed to promoting long-lasting design and regenerating resources.
WHAT WE DO
The basis of our creation is biomimicry. We study the strategies and solutions of nature to produce biocompostable packaging, made from manioc starch with or without the addition of natural fibers.
We invest in the shape and function of our products. The result is packaging for food, gift, cosmetics, electronics, immediate consumption or fast cycle markets.
Disposable packaging that feeds the nature cycle. After use, the product decomposes and nourishes the soil or can be used to feed animals. Left over scraps from production replace the terrible isopores that protect certain types of products.
This is a closed cycle: everything is used and then returned to nature in the form of compost or food generating a positive impact.
WHAT MOVES US
It was 1999 and the garbage issue was circulating only among environmentalists and activists. The next scene is a planet polluted by plastic and toxic substances.
Would it be possible to take a critical look at the life cycle of products?
Restless and concerned about an imminent socio-environmental crisis, OKA went in a search of a clean production process, based on renewable sources. We found manioc, 100% Brazilian raw material, abundant and generous.
We need to go further.
OKA is on this path.