Making Rainy Days Easier
‘brellaBox is an umbrella sharing service that makes it easier, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly, for city dwellers to use umbrellas. ‘brellaBox was co-founded by New York city residents, John O’Connor and Anusha Kambhampaty. Rather than continuing to purchase flimsy umbrellas from street vendors, John and Anusha decided to create ‘brellaBox as an eco-friendly alternative. Every year, we throw away enough umbrellas worldwide to build 25 Eiffel Towers! Broken umbrellas go directly into solid waste landfills, which are the biggest source of man made methane gas in the United States. At ‘brellaBox, we believe that stopping the warming of our planet begins with using resources, even umbrellas, in a more mindful way. When the sun comes out, put your umbrella in a ‘brellaBox, rather than a trash can!
Where can we find ‘brellaBox?
‘brellaBox has been tested extensively in a New York City pilot program. Taking what we learned from those trials, we have iterated on the machine and design (patent pending) in anticipation of numerous installations at college campuses in Fall 2016. Michigan State University College of Law, East Stroudsburg University, and Penn State University are three of our earliest partners, with installations under discussion at many other universities as well.
While the college market has been an enthusiastic supporter of our concept, we also see ‘brellaBox as a perfect fit for hotels and office environments. Be on the lookout for big news from ‘brellaBox in 2016.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in learning more, drop us a line, and we’ll be in touch.