2nd Use Coconuts Waste

oh my Coco

3. Good Health and Well-Being 12. Responsible Consumption and Production 13. Climate Action

Overview

oh my Coco gives an alternative solution to the coconut industry companies to manage their waste instead of burning the coconut's shell by using them as raw material to provide organic bowls to mexican consumers.

Author

Beatriz Hernandez

Beatriz Hernandez

School

EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey

EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey

Professor

MARTIN H BREMER

MARTIN H BREMER

Innovation

Innovation in oh my COCO came from the idea to approach companies within the coconut industry in order to use its waste (coconut shell) to make its products.

Indonesia, Philippines and India account for almost 75% of world coconut production. As a result, oh my COCO raw material came from the major factories in South East Asia that produce coconut cream, milk and oil.

In many countries, coconut shells are subject to open burning which contributes significantly to CO2 and methane emissions. Instead of making this damage, oh my COCO offers an environmental solution to the coconut companies.

2nd Use Coconuts Waste

Inspiration

Mariana Rodriguez, CEO and Founder of oh my COCO , started this company in January 2017 due to her interest in ecofriendly products and “things made out of plants”.

While doing a deep research in ecofriendly products she found that in other parts of the world coconut bowls were in high demand and that their elaboration and sale had a triple benefit.

Overall impact

oh my COCO's triple benefits are:

  • Reduces environmental pollution
  • Replaces plastic or ceramic dishes and it last much longer
  • Gives an innovative and different view to the consumer's food while generating income.

Business benefit

  • oh my COCO operates with 4 direct employees and 25 indirect employees.
  • Its products are sold online and within ~20 supermarket stores called “HEB”
  • oh my COCO sells approximately 500 kits per month


Social and environmental benefit

  • It reduces environmental pollution through the use of coconut waste instead of burning them and gives the coconut waste another use
  • It is a substitute of the plastic dish which is very harmful to the environment.
  • It last longer than glass and ceramic dishes, which decreases the consumption cycle of the industrial economic model.
  • All the materials used for the production, packing and distribution process are eco-friendly.
  • oh my COCO bowls are completely natural, vegan, BPA free, chemicals and toxins free which helps to the consumers health.
  • oh my COCO products help to create jobs for people that normally would have to get jobs in unsafe conditions in Vietnam.

Interview

Mariana Rodriguez, CEO and Founder

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oh my Coco

oh my Coco

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MX

Business Website: https://ohmycoco.com.mx/

Year Founded: 2017

Number of Employees: 2 to 10

oh my COCO is a Mexican company that offers a second use for the coconut industry waste by using the coconut shell to make eco-friendly bowls and cutlery.

oh my COCO products are 100% handmade with organic and natural coconuts with measures around 13-15 cm of diameter, thus each piece is unique.

"Our products prevent millions of coconuts from being wasted every year, they are completely natural, vegan, BPA free, chemicals and toxins, free of synthetic materials, plastic free, safe and environmentally friendly."