This company wants to give a useful life to coconut waste from large factories

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  • Among the many Oh My Coco merchandise are bowls, cutlery resembling a knife, fork, spoons; straws, toothbrushes and others.

Our planet wants us and entrepreneurs understand it . Mariana Rodríguez, an engineer who works in a know-how firm, who likes to cook dinner and put together dishes in smoothie bowls, needed to discover a strategy to make them extra sustainable and environmentally pleasant.

“I used to be in search of an possibility that was completely ecological, that had a plus, that along with the truth that I favored it lots, it should assist the setting in a sure manner and that’s how I found this manner of reusing coconuts, and I actually favored it”, says Mariana Rodríguez in an interview with Entrepreneur in Spanish.

That is how Oh My Coco was born two years in the past, a Mexican firm of sustainable utensils created with coconut waste. Mariana began with an funding of six thousand Mexican pesos ($ 279.92 on the change fee of October eight, 2020) and till right now she has billed round a million pesos.

From waste to utensils you may use for all times

Among the many Oh My Coco merchandise are bowls, cutlery resembling a knife, fork, spoons; straws, toothbrushes and others. These merchandise should take particular care that may be discovered on the official web site of the model.

The utensils of this firm are recycled from waste from giant corporations that use coconut meals or water as uncooked materials and discard the shells which are thought-about as waste. “You assist the setting as a result of they’re shells that have been going to be discarded, that they have been going to burn and we rescued them for a second use,” explains Mariana.

The entrepreneur says that with correct use and care, her gadgets are sturdy and even when you not wish to use them for consuming, you’ll be able to place the bowls, for instance, in your backyard and remodel them into pots.

Likewise, it ensures that its star merchandise are the unique bowl that’s priced at 230 Mexican pesos and the zero waste equipment with a worth of 550 Mexican pesos. “We care that all the things is sustainable, from the utensils to the packaging wherein we ship them, they’re biodegradable packing containers.”

Picture: Oh My Coco through Fb.

Oh My Coco is discovered in additional than 10 natural shops nationwide and in HEB, its merchandise can be bought on its official web site , Amazon and Mercado Libre.

Mariana says that her merchandise comes primarily from Vietnam for the reason that factories with probably the most waste from this plant are situated in that a part of Asia, though her plans are to start out working with waste from corporations situated in Mexico.

100% undertake with out worry of success

At some point her sister gave her the concept to take part in Shark Tank México, which airs each Friday at 10:00 p.m. on Canal Sony , the entrepreneur searched the web for the necessities, determined to register and was chosen.

Mariana requested for 800 thousand pesos (40 thousand dollars roughly) for 25% of her firm. Nonetheless, after questions from the sharks and negotiation, the entrepreneur didn’t obtain the funding.

Picture: Shark Tank México

However, the businesswoman doesn’t surrender as a result of her dream is to dedicate herself to her model 100%, though proper now she does it whereas working in a know-how firm, her aim is to “get Oh! My Coco ahead ”.

For the time being, his plans are to optimize his on-line platform and proceed to broaden in ecommerce channels, since because of the pandemic it’s the manner via which he has managed to have extra gross sales.

The entrepreneur has develop into an professional in combining her primary work with the event of her model and that’s the reason she offers us a few suggestions for individuals who even being workers dare to undertake:

  1. It’s troublesome however not unimaginable, don’t surrender, there’s all the time time, corporations will develop at your personal tempo and never at that of others, take your time.

  2. Don’t be afraid to undertake when you work , right here the group is all the things “in the event that they set up they will obtain it”. They need to consider that they are going to have extra work than anybody else, however the secret’s to start out with out worry.

All the time pursue your goals , you’ll be able to all the time discover the second within the day, the time to realize your objectives and goals that you just set for your self,” concludes Mariana.

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