For the founder, Tommy, a life of climate sustainability began with self-care. In 2018, Tommy’s father was diagnosed with heart disease. Two years later Tommy’s father lost that battle. This inspired Tommy to begin exploring ways to take care of himself. He focused on what in his life was truly sustainable. Was his social media use sustainable? His work? His diet? This questioning led him to think about just how sustainable his habits were for the earth. After all, what good is a healthy life if we have no planet?
Tommy began to educate himself on ways he could reduce, lower, and diminish his carbon footprint. This education coupled with the values his father had instilled in him — hard work, unwavering commitment to success, and focus on others — inspired him to launch a brand of simple and sustainable products that could help people make small lifestyle changes with massive impact.
Durbl was born and their mission began: enabling people to make health-conscious decisions not only for themselves but for the earth, too.
Durbl creates functional, climate-friendly products that help eliminate single-use plastics from the environment.
Starting with storage bags.
The average person uses 540 single-use plastic bags per year (yikes). Not only are these bags polluting the earth, but they’re polluting the body. Many single-use storage “solutions” contain chemicals that can cause cancer or disrupt your hormones. That’s a risk someone should never have to take just to store leftovers — day-old pizza isn’t that good.
On the other hand, sustainable storage options have never been ideal. Glass storage doesn’t stack easily nor is it safe for kiddos. PEVA bags are a good option, but they can’t stand up to heat.
Durbl bags are crafted from a single piece of 100% food-grade silicone. No chemicals, no glues, no adhesives.
Durbl bags were designed to be used again and again. Use a Durbl bag to store strawberries, pop the bag in the dishwasher, and then use it again to store makeup on that next trip. They’re tough enough to take on heat/cold and stand on their own or stack in your drawer. And because they’re dishwasher safe, they can do much more than a standard storage solution can (who says a makeup bag can’t turn around and store frozen strawberries?)
The Durbl team knows their ambitions to protect the planet will only be successful if many people take many small steps to change their behavior over time. That’s why their products are super easy to adopt and love.