Hey everyone! Happy Holidays!
Just in time for the festive season, our Soda Maker 60L Cylinder Refill Service, CO2 for YOU went into full service!
There is a lot of rightful consternation about the ecological impact of water sold in plastic bottles. When something is almost FREE coming out the faucet and can be easily filtered, and refilled into reusable bottles, why buy plastic bottles? That’s pretty straightforward.
But, when it comes to sparkling water, it’s not so straightforward. How to get CO2 - a gas that is in the air we breathe, into the water so it becomes sparkling - in a zero-waste way that is also easy, affordable and convenient?
This is clearly not so easy, resulting in consumers in the US purchasing $24.5 billion worth of sparkling water each year, growing at an annual rate of 11.8% (Source)! The carbon footprint of this is staggering: The production, transportation, discarding, recycling of all that packaging material, plus the sourcing, packaging and transportation of what is essentially water and available almost everywhere.
Enter home soda makers, such as Soda Stream, Drinkmate and other brands. They work great! But what happens when the CO2 in them runs out? This is where the rub is - ecologically, financially (for the consumer) and in terms of convenience. The choices are to take it to local stores who are usually out (not convenient, and they are usually out). Or put them in a box and ship them long distance, and receive refilled ones the same way - the air we breathe needn’t be transported on planes in heavy tanks!
Enter Trashless’ CO2 for YOU - a local 60L soda maker cylinder refill delivery service - the most convenient, environmentally friendly and cheapest way to make your drinks fizzy.
Customers receive their refills in shiny new cylinders manufactured and branded for the Trashless CO2 for YOU service. They will arrive the same day as the empty cylinder pick up (like all other Trashless products). They work with all standard 60L Soda Makers, including Soda Stream and DrinkMate.
Here’s why CO2 for YOU is the best way for consumers to add fizz to their drinks:
Cheapest: At $14.99, including free delivery for a refill, and $29.99 for a new cylinder - this is the cheapest way to fizz up your drinks. That’s about 10c per 12 fl.oz of fizz (will vary based on the amount of fizz you add).
Most Environmentally Friendly: Beats plastic bottles (uggh!), aluminum cans (boo!), long distance shipping of refilled cylinders (ridiculous!), refilling at stores (umm, why do that!?).
Most Convenient: No boxes to crush or repack, never run out, fizz up to the amount you want, and more!
Also behold our specially curated collection of locally made Artisanal Syrups that are perfect for refreshing drinks - alcoholic or non-alcoholic. More syrups, including Real Sugar Cola, Root Beer, and even Coca Cola coming soon!
Learn more about CO2 for YOU at www.trashless.com/co2
In terms of our business model, services like these are driving more customers to us, building greater retention and spawning more complimentary local partnerships (in this case, with local gas suppliers, small syrup producers and more), and the margins are great because so many costs (such as delivery) are spread across all our products and services.