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Hi Brian!

This is amazing! I love how you are providing such a low cost alternative to edible goods and removing a lot of the costs associated with packaging. I have a couple of questions about your idea to help me understand it better.

1. Is there a mechanism that prevents users from using containers that aren't sold by Algramo?

2. Have you faced challenges associated with users concerned about the "freshness" or sanitation of the food that is being dispensed? How often are the machines cleaned and maintained and what does that process look like?

3. What purpose is the IoT integration going to serve and what challenges do you see associated with the same?

4. Do you foresee any challenges associated with cultural differences that might prevent you from scaling this product globally? What are some community/cultural aspects found in the locations where you have tested your product that might have contributed to its success?

Looking forward to connecting!


Naman commented on "Would You Like a Straw With That?"

Hi Hans & Soren!

Thank you so much for your insight. It definitely makes me think about the cultural differences that go into the use of small-format plastic packaging. What according to you are some key cultural aspects of where you were born that encourage adults from not using straws?


Naman commented on Following a Condiment Trail in Downtown Detroit

Thanks for sharing these interviews and your insights, Leah! It's truly astounding to see how essential these small-format plastic items are in our everyday experiences, to the point where we don't even notice these items around us.

The whole idea of mobility and how our societies are always "on-the-go" could be a part of the problem. Maybe in addition to redesigning the satchets that our condiments come in so they don't generate waste, we also need to rethink how we deliver the same experience to consumers and working it into their lifestyles.