Support Reusabowl - Takeaway without waste

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Support Reusabowl - Takeaway Without Waste

Project 2019-07-24 21:46:07 +1200

**STRETCH GOAL**
$12,000 means BOBBY GETS A BOWL CUT

A huge thank you to everyone who helped us meet our minimum target. We are thrilled! We only have a few more days left of our campaign and our co-founder Bobby just agreed that if we can reach our stretch goal of $12,000 - he'll get a BOWL CUT!!

The more we raise, the sooner we can make Reusabowl a reality (and see Bobby with a bowl) - so let's do it! Thank you so much for your support.

 

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Why we're here

 

What is Reusabowl?

Reusabowl is a reusable takeaway container service. 

 

No need to remember your own container. 

Now you’ll always have a waste-free option at the checkout.

 

How it works

Imagine you're ordering from your favourite takeaway shop. Instead of getting your meal in a throw-away container, now you can choose to borrow a reusable one. 

Eat and enjoy. Next time you’re out and about, simply return the container to any partner retailer or Reusabowl drop location.

We offer an easy option for food retailers and customers to reduce single-use waste. 

 

 

Our journey

Reusabowl was born at the Climathon NZ startup weekend and our team was accepted into the Zero Carbon Challenge accelerator programme in June 2019.

In July we ran our first test run at the Sunday Harbourside Market in Wellington using a reusable bowl prototype made from bamboo fibre. The four food vendors we approached happily stocked our bowls - one even gave a discount to customers to choose the reusable option!

We received resoundingly positive feedback from customers and together diverted stacks of waste in just a few hours.

 

 

Our goal is to replace all single-use with Reusabowls across our cities, in all shops, across Aotearoa.

Now we need your help to make it happen.

 

Our roadmap

We’re on the hunt to find or create the ideal container that suits all food types (sushi, curry, tacos, you name it). We also want to avoid introducing more plastic into the system so we’re investigating materials like bamboo fibre and rice husk for our containers. With your support we can finish development and produce a set of prototypes to start piloting the system.

 

Our pilot 

To ensure we create the easiest system for you, our users - we need to start testing it. 

We have two pilots planned to help us refine our model:

  • Markets - We’re partnering with the Wellington Sunday Harbourside Market to stock Reusabowl containers for a beta pilot.
  • Offices - We’re partnering with offices to lunch waste free. During a pilot in Te Aro, Reusabowls will be available at nearby partner retailers for employees to use. Offices will receive a custom drop bin in their lunchroom with pick-ups of used containers.

  

Your funds will help us to

  • Finish prototyping and produce our first set of takeaway containers
  • Test the model at scale during our pilot

 

 

With those learnings we can take the next step to bringing a reusable takeaway solution to Aotearoa! 

 

Nice to meet you

 

We are friends turned co-founders who were tired of seeing single-use packaging and plastic littering Aotearoa and washing up on beaches around the world. 

We believe reducing waste doesn’t mean you have to say no - it’s working together as a society to redesign our systems so we can make sustainable choices easy, universal and accessible, and live in harmony with the natural world.

Our small choices add up - if we act together we can make them count.

Thank you to our friends and family who support us and to everyone reading this who cares deeply about this beautiful country and wants to show that if we change our habits, we can change the world!

A huge thank you to Chris Callus for his videography and animation skills. And to the mentors of the Zero Carbon Challenge for their support throughout this process.

     

Follow us for updates & new reward announcements 

Facebook

Instagram

Sign up for our newsletter 

Or say [email protected] 

  

So tell me more about this container…  

Glad you asked! Reusabowl takeaway containers will be made out of a biodegradable polymer - we are currently testing bamboo fibre and rice husk. This type of material is durable, reusable and ultimately returns to the soil at the end of its life. Your PledgeMe support will enable us to bring our prototypes into production so we can start testing a reusable system and bring it to life.

 

We love FAQs  

 

Love to our amazing friends & sponsors (we couldn't do this without you!)

 

 

 

 

Comments

Updates 2

Bobby got the bowl!

14/09/2019 at 11:11 AM

Kia ora everyone,

We are overwhelmed by the response in the last few days of our PledgeMe. We hit our stretch goal of $12,000 - in fact we exceeded it!

Our campaign closes in less than 1 hour and we have nearly hit $13,000 thanks to you.

And that means… BOBBY GOT THE BOWL CUT!! Sarah had the honour of hairdresser and the fearless Bobby took the plunge when we hit the $12,000 mark on Thursday evening, to roaring applause. For friends and whānau who couldn’t be there in person, we streamed the entire thing on our Instagram stories @reusabowlnz. 

Thank you again for all your support over the past two months. We look forward to sending out rewards in the coming weeks, and for the next stage of Reusabowl.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend, and we'll be in touch soon.

xx Team Reusabowl

 

 

THANK YOU and update - Bobby needs a bowl cut!

11/09/2019 at 4:45 PM

Kia ora amazing Pledgers,

A huge thank you for supporting our campaign. **Phew wipes brow with a smile** It's been a busy six weeks and we're thrilled to have hit our minimum target (because of you!) 

We are entering the FINAL DAYS of the campaign. 

If we can make our stretch goal of $12,000 - our co-founder BOBBY IS GETTING A BOWL CUT!

The more we raise, the sooner we can make Reusabowl a reality. We still have a bunch of rewards left - like a $100 cafe voucher (for a $100 pledge!), planting trees, Reusa-fishie earrings, electric bike hires, surf and dance classes in Wellington, and more - so keep spreading the word if you're keen to see Bobby with a BOWL (we certainly are!!)

We cannot express how amazing it feels to know over 181 epic people in Aotearoa and abroad care about our team and our mission, and are acting to see sustainable change happen in the world - so thank you! 

Cheers, and we'll be in touch soon,
Bobby, Marine & Sarah

    Pledgers 225

    Ceara McAuliffe Bickerton
    2019-09-04 18:33:21 +1200

    "Woohoo go Reusabowl!!! xo Ceara "

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-09-04 18:24:55 +1200
    Alice Brash
    2019-09-04 17:00:00 +1200

    "Good luck team! "

    Kathryn Robinson
    2019-09-04 16:08:00 +1200
    Nick Morrison
    2019-09-04 08:39:03 +1200

    "Love your work. Stick at it!"

    Janne Erxleben
    2019-09-04 02:09:16 +1200

    "With best regards to Mr. Bobby from Amsterdam(we miss you). Good luck with this to you and rest of the team of course! Hope to see you soon "

    Kristin
    2019-09-04 00:38:51 +1200

    "Bobby great idea😊 nurture our planet and it will nurture us love Kristin ❤️"

    Sandy Jones
    2019-09-03 21:01:45 +1200

    "Great initiative."

    Jenny Cruden
    2019-09-03 19:40:56 +1200
    Brendon McIntosh
    2019-09-03 19:22:23 +1200
    Brendon McIntosh
    2019-09-03 19:20:25 +1200

    "Yeeeeow love it"

    Kit
    2019-09-03 11:19:21 +1200

    "Nobody ever talks about the fact St Pierre's sell all their sushi in plastic w/out having any recycle bins in-store. Split their wigs Bewbs!"

    Ben Wallace
    2019-09-03 09:51:57 +1200
    Charlotte
    2019-09-02 17:52:30 +1200

    "From karen and Tony(dad) They couldn't figure out how to do it themselves ha ha "

    Charlotte
    2019-09-02 17:50:35 +1200

    "Woohoo! "

    Carlos Constable
    2019-09-02 10:28:44 +1200
    Ness
    2019-09-02 08:43:48 +1200

    "Yeeeaah team! "

    Brittany Habib
    2019-08-30 17:03:34 +1200

    "Go Marine & friends!! Love, The Habibs"

    Beanie Joyes
    2019-08-30 09:15:33 +1200
    Ryan Carville
    2019-08-29 20:09:51 +1200

    "Muahahaha now there is only one pair left. I have savedv4 fishes. ALL SHALL BASK IN MY FISHY ABUNDANCE"

    Ryan Carville
    2019-08-29 20:07:12 +1200

    "GIMME DA FISHES"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-08-29 14:01:32 +1200
    sara
    2019-08-29 10:32:29 +1200

    "Go team! Awesome work :)"

    Brendan
    2019-08-27 18:53:30 +1200

    "YEAHYEAHYEAH!!!!"

    Optimal Workshop
    2019-08-27 16:02:00 +1200

    "Optimal Workshop can't wait to help you test the system in our office! All the best with the project and can't wait to be a part of it. "

    Nicole Benkert
    2019-08-26 23:05:24 +1200
    Nigel Sirisomphone
    2019-08-26 10:32:35 +1200
    Raquel Gunman
    2019-08-26 10:30:48 +1200

    "Heck yeah! Love reusabowl! "

    Ian
    2019-08-25 22:23:10 +1200

    "All the best guys!"

    Cheryl Easton
    2019-08-25 17:35:33 +1200

    "This is an exciting project and I look forward to using your bowls!"

    Followers 2

    Followers of Support Reusabowl - Takeaway without waste

    Support Reusabowl - Takeaway Without Waste

    Project 2019-07-24 21:46:07 +1200

    **STRETCH GOAL**
    $12,000 means BOBBY GETS A BOWL CUT

    A huge thank you to everyone who helped us meet our minimum target. We are thrilled! We only have a few more days left of our campaign and our co-founder Bobby just agreed that if we can reach our stretch goal of $12,000 - he'll get a BOWL CUT!!

    The more we raise, the sooner we can make Reusabowl a reality (and see Bobby with a bowl) - so let's do it! Thank you so much for your support.

     

    ---

    Why we're here

     

    What is Reusabowl?

    Reusabowl is a reusable takeaway container service. 

     

    No need to remember your own container. 

    Now you’ll always have a waste-free option at the checkout.

     

    How it works

    Imagine you're ordering from your favourite takeaway shop. Instead of getting your meal in a throw-away container, now you can choose to borrow a reusable one. 

    Eat and enjoy. Next time you’re out and about, simply return the container to any partner retailer or Reusabowl drop location.

    We offer an easy option for food retailers and customers to reduce single-use waste. 

     

     

    Our journey

    Reusabowl was born at the Climathon NZ startup weekend and our team was accepted into the Zero Carbon Challenge accelerator programme in June 2019.

    In July we ran our first test run at the Sunday Harbourside Market in Wellington using a reusable bowl prototype made from bamboo fibre. The four food vendors we approached happily stocked our bowls - one even gave a discount to customers to choose the reusable option!

    We received resoundingly positive feedback from customers and together diverted stacks of waste in just a few hours.

     

     

    Our goal is to replace all single-use with Reusabowls across our cities, in all shops, across Aotearoa.

    Now we need your help to make it happen.

     

    Our roadmap

    We’re on the hunt to find or create the ideal container that suits all food types (sushi, curry, tacos, you name it). We also want to avoid introducing more plastic into the system so we’re investigating materials like bamboo fibre and rice husk for our containers. With your support we can finish development and produce a set of prototypes to start piloting the system.

     

    Our pilot 

    To ensure we create the easiest system for you, our users - we need to start testing it. 

    We have two pilots planned to help us refine our model:

    • Markets - We’re partnering with the Wellington Sunday Harbourside Market to stock Reusabowl containers for a beta pilot.
    • Offices - We’re partnering with offices to lunch waste free. During a pilot in Te Aro, Reusabowls will be available at nearby partner retailers for employees to use. Offices will receive a custom drop bin in their lunchroom with pick-ups of used containers.

      

    Your funds will help us to

    • Finish prototyping and produce our first set of takeaway containers
    • Test the model at scale during our pilot

     

     

    With those learnings we can take the next step to bringing a reusable takeaway solution to Aotearoa! 

     

    Nice to meet you

     

    We are friends turned co-founders who were tired of seeing single-use packaging and plastic littering Aotearoa and washing up on beaches around the world. 

    We believe reducing waste doesn’t mean you have to say no - it’s working together as a society to redesign our systems so we can make sustainable choices easy, universal and accessible, and live in harmony with the natural world.

    Our small choices add up - if we act together we can make them count.

    Thank you to our friends and family who support us and to everyone reading this who cares deeply about this beautiful country and wants to show that if we change our habits, we can change the world!

    A huge thank you to Chris Callus for his videography and animation skills. And to the mentors of the Zero Carbon Challenge for their support throughout this process.

         

    Follow us for updates & new reward announcements 

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Sign up for our newsletter 

    Or say [email protected]eusabowl.nz 

      

    So tell me more about this container…  

    Glad you asked! Reusabowl takeaway containers will be made out of a biodegradable polymer - we are currently testing bamboo fibre and rice husk. This type of material is durable, reusable and ultimately returns to the soil at the end of its life. Your PledgeMe support will enable us to bring our prototypes into production so we can start testing a reusable system and bring it to life.

     

    We love FAQs  

     

    Love to our amazing friends & sponsors (we couldn't do this without you!)

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    Bobby got the bowl!

    14/09/2019 at 11:11 AM

    Kia ora everyone,

    We are overwhelmed by the response in the last few days of our PledgeMe. We hit our stretch goal of $12,000 - in fact we exceeded it!

    Our campaign closes in less than 1 hour and we have nearly hit $13,000 thanks to you.

    And that means… BOBBY GOT THE BOWL CUT!! Sarah had the honour of hairdresser and the fearless Bobby took the plunge when we hit the $12,000 mark on Thursday evening, to roaring applause. For friends and whānau who couldn’t be there in person, we streamed the entire thing on our Instagram stories @reusabowlnz. 

    Thank you again for all your support over the past two months. We look forward to sending out rewards in the coming weeks, and for the next stage of Reusabowl.

    Wishing you all a lovely weekend, and we'll be in touch soon.

    xx Team Reusabowl

     

     

    THANK YOU and update - Bobby needs a bowl cut!

    11/09/2019 at 4:45 PM

    Kia ora amazing Pledgers,

    A huge thank you for supporting our campaign. **Phew wipes brow with a smile** It's been a busy six weeks and we're thrilled to have hit our minimum target (because of you!) 

    We are entering the FINAL DAYS of the campaign. 

    If we can make our stretch goal of $12,000 - our co-founder BOBBY IS GETTING A BOWL CUT!

    The more we raise, the sooner we can make Reusabowl a reality. We still have a bunch of rewards left - like a $100 cafe voucher (for a $100 pledge!), planting trees, Reusa-fishie earrings, electric bike hires, surf and dance classes in Wellington, and more - so keep spreading the word if you're keen to see Bobby with a BOWL (we certainly are!!)

    We cannot express how amazing it feels to know over 181 epic people in Aotearoa and abroad care about our team and our mission, and are acting to see sustainable change happen in the world - so thank you! 

    Cheers, and we'll be in touch soon,
    Bobby, Marine & Sarah

      Ceara McAuliffe Bickerton
      2019-09-04 18:33:21 +1200

      "Woohoo go Reusabowl!!! xo Ceara "

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-09-04 18:24:55 +1200
      Alice Brash
      2019-09-04 17:00:00 +1200

      "Good luck team! "

      Kathryn Robinson
      2019-09-04 16:08:00 +1200
      Nick Morrison
      2019-09-04 08:39:03 +1200

      "Love your work. Stick at it!"

      Janne Erxleben
      2019-09-04 02:09:16 +1200

      "With best regards to Mr. Bobby from Amsterdam(we miss you). Good luck with this to you and rest of the team of course! Hope to see you soon "

      Kristin
      2019-09-04 00:38:51 +1200

      "Bobby great idea😊 nurture our planet and it will nurture us love Kristin ❤️"

      Sandy Jones
      2019-09-03 21:01:45 +1200

      "Great initiative."

      Jenny Cruden
      2019-09-03 19:40:56 +1200
      Brendon McIntosh
      2019-09-03 19:22:23 +1200
      Brendon McIntosh
      2019-09-03 19:20:25 +1200

      "Yeeeeow love it"

      Kit
      2019-09-03 11:19:21 +1200

      "Nobody ever talks about the fact St Pierre's sell all their sushi in plastic w/out having any recycle bins in-store. Split their wigs Bewbs!"

      Ben Wallace
      2019-09-03 09:51:57 +1200
      Charlotte
      2019-09-02 17:52:30 +1200

      "From karen and Tony(dad) They couldn't figure out how to do it themselves ha ha "

      Charlotte
      2019-09-02 17:50:35 +1200

      "Woohoo! "

      Carlos Constable
      2019-09-02 10:28:44 +1200
      Ness
      2019-09-02 08:43:48 +1200

      "Yeeeaah team! "

      Brittany Habib
      2019-08-30 17:03:34 +1200

      "Go Marine & friends!! Love, The Habibs"

      Beanie Joyes
      2019-08-30 09:15:33 +1200
      Ryan Carville
      2019-08-29 20:09:51 +1200

      "Muahahaha now there is only one pair left. I have savedv4 fishes. ALL SHALL BASK IN MY FISHY ABUNDANCE"

      Ryan Carville
      2019-08-29 20:07:12 +1200

      "GIMME DA FISHES"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-08-29 14:01:32 +1200
      sara
      2019-08-29 10:32:29 +1200

      "Go team! Awesome work :)"

      Brendan
      2019-08-27 18:53:30 +1200

      "YEAHYEAHYEAH!!!!"

      Optimal Workshop
      2019-08-27 16:02:00 +1200

      "Optimal Workshop can't wait to help you test the system in our office! All the best with the project and can't wait to be a part of it. "

      Nicole Benkert
      2019-08-26 23:05:24 +1200
      Nigel Sirisomphone
      2019-08-26 10:32:35 +1200
      Raquel Gunman
      2019-08-26 10:30:48 +1200

      "Heck yeah! Love reusabowl! "

      Ian
      2019-08-25 22:23:10 +1200

      "All the best guys!"

      Cheryl Easton
      2019-08-25 17:35:33 +1200

      "This is an exciting project and I look forward to using your bowls!"

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