The Story of Obeo’s return

How Obeo customers pulled together to save their food waste box.



On June 12th we emailed our customers to tell them that Obeo would no longer be around to help with recycling their food waste.  Both Liz and myself knew this was coming and had spent the last year trying everything possible to avoid reaching this point. The numbers don’t lie and Obeo had to cease trading.

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The fight to keep Obeo in your kitchen

Join the customer campaign to save our little food waste box.


In May of this year myself and Liz, made the difficult decision to cease trading. Our problem was cashflow, the same thing that kills so many start up companies. Obeo wasn’t bankrupt, we  had the funds to run the company or put in another production run but not enough to do both. We really felt that we had exhausted all options and so in June of this year we informed our customers that Obeo would be shutting down. Nothing could  prepare us for what happened next. Continue reading “The fight to keep Obeo in your kitchen”

Earth Overshoot Day: What is it & How can you help?

What is Earth Overshoot Day?


Today, 2nd August 2017, marks Earth Overshoot Day. Earth Overshoot Day is the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what the earth can regenerate over the entire year. This means that the earth has now used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017.  This is the earliest date that the event has ever landed. As you can see from the below graph this date has been moving steadily forward since 1971. In just under 50 years earth overshoot day has jumped from December 21 to August 2nd. Continue reading “Earth Overshoot Day: What is it & How can you help?”

Hear about the business women who use Obeo

Hear about the business women who use Obeo.

We have met lots of inspiring business women over the last number of years since launching Obeo. So imagine how awesome it is for us when we find out that they actually use Obeo food waste box in their homes or businesses. We get so excited we do a little dance! We thought we would visit these inspiring business women and find out why they love using Obeo. Continue reading “Hear about the business women who use Obeo”