“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”
― Ryunosuke Satoro
Oz Frontdoor is an idea that emerged from my own moral dilemma. I know that we have a massive global plastic problem and I know that only a very small percentage of plastic is actually recycled (only 9% - to be exact.) How can I consider myself eco-conscious when I can't seem to stop buying plastic bottles? There are ways to reduce household plastic, however, as a mom of two small girls, I need something that is completely simple and hassle-free.
So, I designed a company I would personally use. And I designed a company that has the capacity to eliminate massive amounts of plastic waste and change the world. We will not move the needle on plastic if we need to patch together our own solutions one at a time. We need to change the system. We need to change the way we do business.
COVID-19 has transformed the way we buy things. Anything can be delivered. We can get everything right to our front doors. So why not design a company that can both deliver bottles and containers AND pick them up for reuse? And instead of competing with the brands on the supermarket shelves by developing NEW products, why not work with the products that we love and trust?
Each Oz truck can save, on average, 219,000 plastic bottles from going into landfills and, ultimately, the ocean. Just one truck!
We are just starting out and I know this will be a tremendous journey that will require a mindset of constant innovation and partnership. I invite you to join us for the ride.
- Kate Verlaan, Founder & CEO