Change the world, not your day
Using a seamless deposit system, fully-integrated mobile/web application, and operating on top of existing delivery and cleaning infrastructure, Revolv’s vision is to operate a global network of elegant, robust, tech-enabled products, cups, bottles, and boxes, for the to-go food economy.
Superior products make the to-go experience more enjoyable, increasing quality of life without giving up convenience. With a growing community around re-using, together we can normalize keeping waste out of our natural systems and urban environments.
With it’s simplicity, Revolv makes it weird to use something once and throw it away. But Revolv is never owned, just borrowed. We pass through hands, infrastructure and moments in a never ending cycle. Which means we’re universal. Yet we never get in the way. In fact we do the opposite: we enable people.
We’re a vital resource for the modern world. One which is in sync with nature and humanity. An ongoing flow of energy and motion. Necessary for modern life.
The next phase for Revolv is bringing our universal system to Hong Kong and Singapore where we are in the planning stages for our projects. Consistent with Bali, the reception has been expansive, and we are humbled and inspired by the willingness of our partner businesses, our re-users, and our growing community of supporters. We will be operational in February in both new locations, expanding our Bali operations by the week, and continuing to refine our products, software, and systems for broader adoption.
From here, we hope to share our learnings and empower leaders in cities and countries who feel inspired to bring the Revolv concept and model to their communities.
We need to act now!
Facts and Statistics from the World Economic Forum on the New Plastics Economy
A staggering 32% of plastic packaging escapes collection systems, reducing the productivity of vital natural systems such as the ocean and clogging urban infrastructure.
More than 40 years after the launch of the first universal recycling symbol, only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling.
Each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean – which is equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute. Most of this is plastic packaging.
A 2012 report from WSPA indicates that between 57,000 and 135,000 whales are entangled by plastic marine debris every year in addition to the likely millions of birds, turtles, fish and other species affected by plastic marine debris.
In 2050, if we continue business as usual, it is projected that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
If plastics usage continues as expected, the plastics sector will account for 20% of total oil consumption and 15% of the global annual carbon budget by 2050, the budget we need to adhere to prevent a 2°C increase in global warming.
“Revolv is never owned. It’s only ever borrowed. To come and go with little or nothing yet still be doing the right thing. It’s rare for the easy answer to be best answer.”
Revolv started as a simple and immediate idea on a plane from Shanghai to Hong Kong. It was born out of a desire for a solution amidst a growing global emergency with single-use plastics, and it was fueled by the optimistic belief that the world was ready for both change and action.