With a background in mechanical engineering, Founder Jacob Bakovsky has a strong passion for creating products that will not only stand the test of time, but will also reduce harmful gasses being released into the atmosphere. His innovative determination to create positive change in the world can only be described as inspiring.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Jacob to learn more about his new product called "Stroba" - The Eco-Friendly Boba Cup.
Here's what he had to say:
"When someone visits a coffee house (ex: Starbucks), Tea House (ex: Bobaloca), or even a gas station and buys a soft drink (Coca-Cola or Pepsi etc..) 99.9 percent of the time once the customer is done with the drink, the plastic cup gets thrown in the trash. Even if they do re-use it a few times (which is rare), it probably won't make it past 2 or 3 "fill ups"
Think about how many people visit your local Starbucks or Tea-House on a daily basis.... Probably at LEAST 100-200 right? 150 disgarded plastic cups can weight upwards of 4 to 5 pounds of plastic waste EVERY DAY!
According to "DailyCoffeeNews.com", an article by "Roast Magazine" says there are currently 35,616 coffee shops in the United States alone.
More than 35 THOUSAND coffee shops X 5lbs/day = 175,000 POUNDS OF PLASTIC WASTE EVERY SINGLE DAY!! That's completely insane! (those numbers don't even include fast food restaurants, smoothie shacks, sports events or anything else!)
We need to take a stand against unnecessary pollution to make sure our Grandchildren have breathable air when they get older!.......That's why I created "STROBA!
It's an easy way we can fight back against excessive plastic waste. Purchase a STROBA insert 1 time, and it will last you for years! It doesn't leak, It doesn't spill, People actually prefer drinking out of it because its heavy duty but lightweight at the same time. I believe this product can help change the world which is why I'm so excited to finally release it to the public!"
Jacob says he also has a few other products in the works but they're still in the developmental stages so for now they're "Top Secret"
Interviewed by: Josh Westbrooke
Content coordinator for thingsgreen.com and Sustainable Environmental Education (facebook.com/SeeUsOnline)