The packaging system uses robust, sustainable materials that offer longevity in use. Our modular containers are unbranded, so they can be repeatedly filled with any brand of beer, reducing waste and energy use. The system ‘slows the loop’ down by keeping or reusing resources and materials for longer, and ‘cleans the loop’ by moving away from carbon and energy-intensive single-use materials.
To subscribe, consumers simply use the Your Round app to purchase beer brewed by local breweries. The fresh beer is delivered to subscribers using a purposefully designed reuse packaging system. Upon subscribing to the service, you are sent a “Smart Tap”, leased to you for the duration of your subscription. The smart tap can be attached to any of the kegs ordered from the Your Round App. The Smart tap has been designed with a modular approach. Components are easy to assemble and disassemble making maintenance and upgrades easy for users to implement. Doing so lessens the environmental impact of the device by futureproofing, extending the Smart tap’s lifespan.
The pressurised system is initiated through a refillable CO2 canister, also provided with each order, ensuring that your beer is always served as fresh as the brewer intended. Once empty, pickup of the kegs and cannisters can be arranged via the app.
Our service works at a local level, with city or regional hubs and distribution networks collecting used kegs, cleaning them and redistributing the clean containers to breweries to be filled and sealed, then returned to the central hub where they are stored. The filled containers are delivered to subscribers’ homes, with empty ones collected in the same journey so that they can be cleaned and refilled again. Subscribers can also collect and return containers at their local bar, pub, or off-licence.