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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.

801, 2024

Sustainability Success Secrets: PLA & The Cornerstone of the ZERO WASTE PANTRY™

In the realm of health and wellness, sustainability is more than a buzzword; it’s a commitment to a future where every product and practice is designed with the health of our planet in mind. Polylactic Acid, or PLA, is at the forefront of this revolution, especially in the zero waste movement. With the Elimin8™ Zero Waste Pantry™, Hydr8 is pioneering the use of 100% compostable PLA in our solutions, setting a standard for businesses and consumers alike.

Polylactic Acid (PLA): A Sustainable & Compostable Alternative To Plastic

Polylactic Acid (PLA) is not just another alternative to traditional plastics; it’s a trailblazer in the bioplastics industry. Made from fermented plant starch, PLA stands out for its renewable origins. It is a testament to how agricultural technology and sustainability can come together to create materials that align with our health and wellness values. Once and for all, we can say goodbye to microplastics.

The use of PLA directly supports zero waste goals by providing a product life cycle that traditional plastics can’t match. From its plant-based beginnings to its compostable end, PLA embodies the cradle-to-cradle approach that is central to sustainable practices.

Compostable: What Does It Really Mean?

To truly understand the value of PLA, one must comprehend what it means to be compostable. Compostable products, such as our PLA Cold Cups, are capable of breaking down into non-toxic components — think water, carbon dioxide, and organic matter. This process not only diverts waste from landfills but also contributes to the creation of nutrient-rich soil, closing the loop in the product life cycle.

However, it’s crucial to note that PLA’s compostability is most effective under industrial composting conditions, which provide the optimal balance of microbes, heat, and moisture. As we work towards broader accessibility to such composting facilities, Hydr8 is also dedicated to educating consumers and businesses on how to dispose of PLA products responsibly to ensure they reach their sustainable potential.

The Health and Wellness Connection

At Hydr8, we believe that sustainability is intrinsically linked to health and wellness. By eliminating the need for petroleum-based plastics, PLA products reduce our exposure to potentially harmful chemicals often found in conventional plastics. This shift not only benefits our immediate health but also safeguards the planet’s ecosystems, ensuring cleaner water and soil for generations to come.

plastic cups vs compostable cups, biodegradable material

Our PLA Cold Cups: A Case Study in Zero Waste

Hydr8’s PLA Cold Cups are more than just containers; they are a statement of intent. They embody our vision for a zero waste future where every item we use contributes positively to our health and the planet’s wellbeing. These cups are a tangible example of how every business can make a difference, offering customers a way to align their consumption with their values.

The Bigger Picture: Zero Waste, Maximum Impact

Adopting PLA is a significant step towards achieving zero waste, but it’s part of a larger dialogue that includes renewable energy, waste reduction strategies, and consumer education. Hydr8 is committed to this holistic approach to sustainability, ensuring that our products like the PLA products are milestones on the path to a greener future.

In Conclusion: Your Role in a Sustainable Future

The use of PLA is a clear win for sustainability, zero waste, and health and wellness. Hydr8 invites you to join us in this sustainable journey. By choosing products made from polylactic acid, you are taking a stand for the environment and for a healthier lifestyle. Together, we can create a world where every product is a step towards sustainability.

To order these PLA products or other Elimin8™ Zero Waste Pantry™ items please contact your representative for a copy of our new digital catalog or call our office now @ 718-313-0113.

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

1509, 2023

What Is the Zer0 Waste Pantry™ ?

Hydr8 has officially announced 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.

Interested in Zer0 Waste Pantry™ for your business?

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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