Marcel AlbertsFounder of Healix
We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children
At Healix we aim to solve the plastic problem. We are the first generation to know we are destroying our planet and the last that can do anything about it. We are convinced it is possible to change our industry for the sake of a more.
“I feel a moral obligation to develop and promote circularity in our industry. We have to re-think our business models so that plastic waste does not end up in oceans or landfills but serves as feedstock for global manufacturing chains. Plastic is here to stay, what will and needs to change is how we use and dispose it. Companies of the future know that its success depends on its relationship with society and the environment.”
Marcel Alberts founder of Healix has been active in the fiber and technical textile industry for almost two decades and is well aware of the necessary changes. The idea derived from Marcel‘s intention of improving the fiber sector’s sustainability. As Managing Director of a leading industrial and high-performance fibers supplier called FibrXL, Marcel organized a hackathon named Project Helix. This was a 24 hours event where industry partners met to tackle challenges related sustainability and circularity in the technical textile and fiber industry. The event was summarized I the quote 'Stop talking, start doing'. This sparked the idea to take action and create a new start-up called Healix.