|Founder||Miles Pepper, Martica Wakeman|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, CA|
Home, Health & Wellness
|Press Contact||Helen Sharp|
Sanikind is the first-ever, eco-friendly hand sanitizer made from ocean-bound plastic. When the pandemic hit, two local Bay Area entrepreneurs, Miles Pepper (inventor of FinalStraw) and Martica Wakeman teamed up to create Sanikind, aiming to curb COVID waste created from single-use plastics. Sanikind’s misting sanitizers are refillable and made of plastics collected from the streets, riverways and coastlines of Haiti and Mexico.
During the COVID-19 crisis, and before starting Sanikind, founder Miles Pepper mobilized 45 volunteers and partnered with 100+ distilleries around the country to provide sanitizer to nursing homes, hospitals and nonprofits, all at no cost. Sanikind helped over 34,000 vulnerable people stay safe. After helping so many people, he saw the growing need to help the planet by creating a convenient sanitizer dispenser that didn’t contribute to our ocean plastic problem. Miles, the inventor of FinalStraw (the first-ever collapsible reusable straw) teamed up with Sustainability expert, Martica Wakeman to launch Sanikind on Kickstarter. They raised over $300k from over 6,000 backers and are currently selling Sanikind through their website.