In the heart of Texas, USA, an environmentalist family has created a business that upcycles used glass bottles into glassware for homes and businesses.
“We are essentially offering the most eco-friendly glassware that money can buy,” explains Sarah Scott Mitchell, co-owner of Neutrall, a self-described career conservationist.
“As the saying goes, you should be the change you want to see in the world, so we created the change we wanted, and we are bringing it to the rest of the country.”
The company’s first product is a set of two upcycled 8-ounce glass cups suitable for juices and drinks.
All Neutrall’s glassware is completely upcycled and sustainable – from the initial materials used to create the glasses to the eco-friendly packaging used to ship them. The glasses are sturdy, compact, and shipped in carbon-neutral packaging, ensuring zero waste. Each purchase includes additional carbon offsets that help guarantee its carbon neutrality.
Mitchell’s partner Ernesto Humpierres has a business background and the couple both embrace conservation and sustainability principles. The idea for Neutrall was inspired by the decline in glass recycling programs around the US – many companies have stopped accepting glass, even though it is one of the few materials that can be constantly recycled.
“Things have to change, and we are happy to start leading the way to do that,” said Humpierres. “This is just the beginning. We look forward to where this will go and what other companies will come along with us.
“We want to revolutionise the glassware industry, one glass at a time.”
All of the company’s products are made in the US.