Press Releases2024-07-15T19:39:49+00:00


1106, 2024

Hydr8 Leads the Way in Corporate Sustainability with Zer0 Waste Pantry™

Hydr8 is revolutionizing corporate dining with its innovative Zer0 Waste Pantry™, addressing the urgent need to reduce food and energy waste. This comes in response to new SEC regulations requiring large corporations to disclose energy usage and climate risks, promoting transparency and sustainability.

RJ Bianculli, Managing Partner of Hydr8, highlights the significant energy savings achieved with their eco-mode programming, reducing energy use by up to 80% in idle machines. This aligns with SEC’s efforts to enhance climate-related disclosures and supports corporate sustainability goals.

702, 2024

Hydr8|Elimin8™ Revolutionize the Pantry with Industry’s First Sustainability Impact Reports

Hydr8 and Elimin8™ have announced their newest sustainability reporting tool for the Zer0 Waste Pantry™, Elimin8’s Sustainability Impact Reports. In today’s era of ever-evolving sustainable technology, measuring your corporation’s emission reductions has never been more important. Hydr8 is the first to market in the refreshment services industry providing metrics through Elimin8’s patent-pending Zer0 Waste Pantry™. Sustainability Impact Reporting provides metrics that highlight corporations’ reduction around various metrics including Co2e, KWH, plastic, trees, and landfill waste diverted in order to provide clients with the ability to quantify tangible impacts from integrating the Zer0 Waste Pantry™.

“As the regulatory aspect around sustainability reporting matures, it’s imperative for corporations to integrate solutions that reduce their environmental footprint in a tangible way,” states RJ Bianculli, Managing Partner at Hydr8 and Elimin8™. “These Sustainability Impact Reports go beyond legal compliance. Stakeholders are increasingly prioritizing sustainable practices and a company’s commitment to sustainability is often a decisive factor,” he adds.

The SEC Climate Disclosure Rule is likely to be announced this April, mandating a minimum of Scope 1 and Scope 2 reporting as well as a more qualitative aspect that defines publicly traded corporations’ climate risks to their business models, how it will affect their financials and how they are addressing these challenges. The State of California recently passed a similar rule that is effective in 2026 and Local Law 97 is now in effect in New York City that caps tCO2e emissions per square foot in buildings over 25,000 square feet.

 “What we are seeing is just the tip of the iceberg in the sustainability movement. In the coming years, sustainability will need to be a core piece of almost every corporation’s business model and embedded within their ethos. We have developed a unique piece of this puzzle that not only addresses and quantifies sustainability, but drives health and well-being for everyone that engages in our Zer0 Waste Pantry™ experience,” states CEO and Co-Founder, Ralph Marucci.

711, 2023

Elimin8™ Debuts ZerO Waste Pantry™ Portfolio For Corporate Clients and Operators

In today’s world, sustainability is quickly becoming an agenda priority for many corporate foodservice operations and pantries/breakrooms. The push to cut down on non-recyclable waste, save energy, and offer sustainable products is ramping up. Businesses are increasingly recognizing the importance of reducing their environmental footprint and embracing eco-friendly practices that incorporate health and wellness.

With that goal in mind, Hydr8, a company dedicated to providing smart and sustainable replacements for workplace beverages was born. The portfolio of solutions has now expanded under the Elimin8™ umbrella. The company’s latest innovation is debuting their innovative and patent pending Zer0 Waste Pantry™ that offers the hospitality professional a turnkey, sustainable and measurable solution for their break-rooms and pantries.

RJ Bianculli VP of ESG & Innovation Elimin8

Source: Total Food Service

1209, 2023

September 12th, 2023 – Brooklyn, NY

Hydr8 is officially announcing the launch of its Zer0 Waste Pantry™ solution under its new subsidiary, Elimin8™. The Zer0 Waste Pantry™ was developed to mitigate and ultimately Elimin8™ non-organic waste from break-rooms, pantries and foodservice operations. It allows for a completely organic customer facing experience delivering plastic-free and high quality coffee solutions, bottle and can-free flavored beverages, non-packaged snacks, and compostable disposables cost effectively. The Zer0 Waste Pantry™ also incorporates energy efficient equipment programmed in “Eco-modes” that save and quantify energy (kwh) and emission (Co2) reductions.

“Our industry has been missing strategic innovations that deliver a true, measurable sustainability solution while also providing a top-line experience for customers at an economically viable price point,” states RJ Bianculli, VP of ESG + Innovations and partner at Hydr8. “It’s time customers had an option for a true, turnkey program that delivers all of the bells and whistles of a great client experience while also mitigating waste, energy, and emissions that can be quantified.”

The Zer0 Waste Pantry™ delivers a complete break-room solution including flavored beverages, coffee, water, ice, snacks and compostable disposables while also leveraging environmental reporting and consultation around waste diversion and municipal compliance around local laws.

“We continue to see growing demand from the marketplace requesting innovative sustainable programs that can be measured, support compliance with upcoming regulations, and provide corporations with a strong environmental story that can be told through each and every experience in the break-room,” states Ralph Marucci, CEO and Co-Founder of Hydr8.

The Zer0 Waste Pantry™ solution will be available in the Northeast region beginning on September 17th, 2023.

Available for end user Integration October 1st and service provider licensing in Q1 2024.

2807, 2023

July 28th, 2023 – Brooklyn, NY

Hydr8’s sustainable coffee division, Caffein8, has announced the incredible accomplishment of becoming the fastest growing independent Azkoyen dealership in the US for the first half of 2023. This announcement comes at the close of a record second quarter which saw a significant organic growth rate in both new units and dollars sold.

“We’ve exceeded extremely aggressive organic growth goals and continue to drive innovation around sustainability, metrics, health/wellness, and turnkey solutions that eliminate plastic waste, emissions, and energy usage while still delivering high quality, great tasting, and cost effective experiences,” states Ralph Marucci, CEO and Co-Founder of Hydr8.

Hydr8 prides itself on its unique pantry innovations and solutions, particularly those focused around health, wellness and sustainability, and earned a 70% year-over-year organic growth rate for the first half of 2023 over 2022. In Q3 of this year, the organization will be announcing an extremely innovative, turnkey sustainability solution.

“We are proud to bring authentic innovative passion, customer-centric solutions, true sustainable-thinking, and world class service that we feel is much needed within the industry,” said Ralph.

Hydr8 envisions a future where sustainability & wellness products are not an alternative, but the standard for organizations of all sizes. Our mission is to provide these solutions, coupled with a white glove service, to corporations across the northeast region.”

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