I was inspired by the concept of using food waste to disrupt an established, and not always ideal, way of doing things. It appealed to both my techy, nerdy side as well as the brilliance in its simplicity.
Do you have a green thumb and how do you practice it?
I don’t currently as I live in an apartment and have travelled a lot in the last few years. But having been a homeowner in the past I grew blueberries and roses. Both take special care and you can’t be passive about it. Yet one was for food and the other for aesthetics, so I enjoyed the balance.
What does a Sustainable NYC mean to you and how do you envision Re-Nuble fitting into that vision?
The waste generated by people is incredible across the globe. However, it is especially so in large metropolitan areas where so much must be brought in. Re-Nuble can fit into the effort to not only offer alternatives to expensive and carbon generating transportation, but also in the use of food waste itself to offer better and healthier alternatives.
How do you practice aspects of a circular economy/sustainability at home?
I recycle cardboards and cans and I almost never throw food away. I have learned to cook what I need and buy what I need as I need it.
What would you like to see Re-Nuble do differently for cities that other companies or brands have failed to do so or have not invested the efforts in creating?
A lot of companies develop transformative technologies but have not been good at finding “right-sized” applications for their products to specifically benefit cities. Re-Nuble can use a transformative technology that can be customized to fit a specific layout, building, terrain need of a city in a way that adds healthier options and reduced waste. Re-Nuble can be the kind of company that doesn’t require the city to adapt to use the product. It has one that can be adapted to the city’s unique nature and culture and still deliver value.
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