Jubbling Case Study: Open Letter To Waste Management – Title Sponsor Of The 2011 Phoenix Open

Phoenix Open Golf Tournament TPC ScottsdaleEarth911.com posted an article about Waste Management’s efforts to “green up” this years Phoenix Open Golf Tournament. Last year, Waste Managements first as the title sponsor, they were able to encourage and reclaim 62% of the waste that was created during the week long event. And this year, they’re going even bigger by including BigBelly solar powered trash compactors, using kitchen collected greywater for use in the bathrooms etc. They’ll even have Recycling Ambassadors around the course to answer spectator questions about what is or isn’t recyclable – the one gig I wouldn’t want at this golf tournament.

Hooray for Waste Management and the 2011 Phoenix Open! What a great way to showcase your expanding waste disposal offerings.

But as Jubbling goes, I started thinking about this and wondered if I could help. Thinking out loud: “Last years Phoenix Open… 62% of the waste created was reclaimed… this year, you already have BigBelly solar powered trash compactors… I hope that thing floating in the toilet came from the kitchen and was not deposited by me.” And then it hit me – yes, I can help. Please accept this letter and be aware that I expect nothing in return. [Read more…]


Wine Vending Machines Coming To the U.S.?

Astrid Terzian Wine Vending Machine Reserves PrecieusesAn interesting story we found on drvino.com about Astrid Terzian and her idea to change the way wine is distributed. Her company, Réserves Précieuses of France, is installing and dispensing wine in grocery stores via a vending machine. Currently, her machines are in 8 supermarkets in France and are expected in the US some time in 2011.

The idea is trés Jubbling and we think c’est magnifique because it reduces the amount of packaging (wine bottles etc.), reduces transportation costs and need for warehouse space and the dispensed wine could be sourced locally. Consumers benefit because they can get their verre sur (drink on) Jubblingly by using their own refillable container and more cost effectively vs purchasing bottled wine. The price works out to $2/liter but our true love is the precycling with this product! The current machines dispense three types of wine and will print out a receipt stating the type and amount you purchased.

I must confess that I am not a wine drinker but I do purchase wine for housewarming or host/hostess gifts. I look forward to the day that I can deliver a future gift of wine in a half-full, gallon milk jug that when empty, I can bring home with me and use again.