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A reusable drinking straw, worn as a bracelet. 50% of profits going to clean up the ocean. Made from silicone and surgical steel.
A reusable drinking straw, worn as a bracelet. 50% of profits going to clean up the ocean. Made from silicone and surgical steel.
210 backers pledged CA$ 10,965 to help bring this project to life.
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What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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Notion -1 a (1) a theory or belief held by a person or group

nOcean - the believe products can be practical, reusable and help to make the world a better place

Single use plastics are a serious environmental problem.

  • Between 2000-2010 we created more single use plastics that the entire 20th century
  • The cost is too high for many types of plastics to be recycled. They end up being incinerated with other trash, in landfills, or worst of all in the ocean

Not enough is being done to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink.

Their future depends on it!
Their future depends on it!

nOcean plans to change this. 

  • The average American uses 1.6 straws per day for an average of 584 straws a year! 
  • Straws lightweight nature makes them almost impossible to recycle 
  • A small gust of wind can send them airborne to the Ocean
  • In the ocean, plastics are physically harmful and toxic to wildlife
  • Toxins accumulate and compound as they move to larger predators, and eventually are passed on to us
Over 250 million tons of plastic enters the Ocean every year
Over 250 million tons of plastic enters the Ocean every year

nOcean's plan to help fight single use plastics is multifaceted. 

  • The straw reduces your environmental footprint 
  • You'll never have to worry about leaving it at home
  • Your beautiful bracelet makes it easy to spark a conversation about the importance of reusable products

The straw is extra long so it can be adapted to fit all wrist sizes. If you have extra small wrists plan to cover most of the metal to give the straw proper length. 

1. Simply figure out how long it needs to be in order to have a proper fit around your wrist and cut it to the that length. If you have extra small wrists plan to cover most of the metal to give the straw the right length for most cups.

2. Insert the cleaning spigot inside the straw.

3. Next you can either place nOcean around your wrist and push the ends together. 

The nOcean straw can be worn on its own and washed with your hands before eating, or can be housed in protective outer case to keep things sanitary. 

A cleaning spigot is housed inside the silicone band which makes cleaning the inside a breeze. It's convenient! At last you can wear your love for the oceans on your sleeve and show the world your commitment to reducing demand for disposable products! 

While not creating more waste is important, there's still the issue of dealing with the garbage already in the ocean, and ensuring ocean friendly policies are implemented. Kickstarter will get nOcean off the ground and running. As the company grows,  nOcean will use 50% of it's annual net profits to take plastic out of the Ocean.  We plan on working with manufactures to produce products ethically and recycle the used materials.

                                                          
      

Risks and challenges

Our team has been testing prototypes for 5 months now. We've made several products already and a few of them out of silicone. Each product has taught us new lessons and we now know how to deliver a beautiful product in a timely fashion.

The biggest challenge with this project is getting high quality recycled materials to make the straws with. The more people we have, the more buying power we get to purchase great recycled product. Help us get it to as many people as possible! We want to put as much effort as possible into cleaning the ocean so we need your help to help share word!

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    Help us get started and set nOcean in motion!

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    One nOcean Straw

    The basic! One nOcean straw! Show the world your love of the ocean and have a straw handy for any occasion!
    Choose from 2 colours.

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    Two nOcean straws

    Sharing is Caring! One nOcean straw for you, and one for a friend!
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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $31

    nOcean Strawlet and Banglet

    One nOcean straw plus a beautiful bangel! Show the world your love of the ocean and have a straw handy for any occasion!
    Choose colour later.

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    • Metal Bangel
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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $46

    4 nOcean Straws

    Set of 4 nOcean straws! If your family switches to reusable straws, a family of 4 will keep an average of 2336 straws out of landfills and oceans worldwide!
    Choose from 2 colours.

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    Pledge CA$ 72 or more About $55

    2 nOcean Strawlets and Bangles

    Sharing is Caring!

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    Pledge CA$ 120 or more About $92

    10 nOcean Straws

    Buy more, save more! Give them out as party favours! Easy gift ideas for your environmentally minded friends!
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    Pledge CA$ 120 or more About $92

    4 Strawlets and Bangles

    Straws and Bangles for the whole crew!

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    Pledge CA$ 240 or more About $183

    10 Strawlets and Bangles

    Buy more, save more give more! Great gifts for all the suckers in your life!

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    Pledge CA$ 1,100 or more About $836

    Custom for your team

    Get 100 custom engraved Strawlets for your business with your choice of colours

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