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Refrigerated Multi-Beverage Dispenser

Bulk purchases using the individual re-washable beverage containers which will greatly reduce environmental container waste.

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Idea Title

Refrigerated Multi Beverage Dispenser

Company / Organization Name

Company and appliance logo and branding.


Where are you / your team located?

Missouri City, TX US

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

The RMBD has the potential to reduce environmental container waste an estimated 20 to 35%. The RMBD serves beverages using the vacuum sealed pouch market that's already on 6 continents and 60 countries. This market includes alcohol beverages, wines, mixed drinks, teas, juices, iced coffee, designer waters and dietary supplements. The RMBD/pouch market will also aid the environment by reducing bottle corks, metal and plastic twist top caps and the individual contains.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

Appliances that serve the bulk purchasing of the vacuum sealed pouch which will leave the disposable contents to the individual but will eliminate 20 to 35% of environmental waste by using the re-washable containers of the bar/restaurant/resorts and individuals like crafts/mugs and the individual favor beverage container.

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

Everywhere we can supplement our own re-washable container with the present marketing single serving system that is implemented on convenience and higher profits for the company.

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

A market already in 6 continents and 60 countries and with the education of the individuals and companies on the benefits generated by using the RMBD/pouch system and savings across the board from shipping, bulk purchases, prolonged freshness of the beverage, multiple beverage dispensing at the touch, countertop convenience along with drastic reduction in environmental waste. The RMBD appliance/vacuum sealed pouch products will generate savings in storage and safety issues etc.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Full-scale roll-out: You have developed a pilot, tested, and analyzed the impact of that pilot as it pertains to the problem scope. You are ready to expand the pilot significantly and begin to scale.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

We plan to launch the product by the end of the year, advertising and marketing will be needed to get the scope of the benefits of the countertop convenience delivered by the Refrigerated Multi-Beverage Dispenser. And the bulk purchasing power, the prolonged freshness generated by using the RMBD, the safety issues, transportation savings, storage savings etc. With the right marketing and advertising we feel the benefits will out weight any other method to the consumer and business.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

Years of concern and a vision that I at time woke up with and since it was a consistent vision I started to place on paper my thoughts.

Tell us about your work experience

Realtor/home remodeler

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Hi Calvin,

I'd love to understand this a little better - is this dispenser filled in bulk using vaccuum sealed pouches? If so, a couple things to consider:

1) How are beverage manufacturers going to have to adapt to using this design? Are there any brands you can see getting on board with you here?
2) How does this look/operate in a retail environment? I can tell it will already need an electricity source, as well as a running stock of reusable containers (even the best-intended Americans, at least, don't seem to think of bringing a Mason jar for their orange juice).
3) How are products ultimately labeled for the retailer to identify at the cash register? At Whole Foods, for example, customers at the bulk bar are required to self-label their dry goods, which can lead to error and loss.

I'm excited to see where this goes!