Nozama Green, a Barcelona based startup is making responsible consumption and recycling of everyday products as simple as placing an Amazon order. Nozama or Amazon spelled backward, is flipping the way you consume basic daily household products on its head, using an app, the circular economy, and a bicycle.
Nozama delivers groceries ordered via their app and collects your recycling to sort at their recycling plant and sell on to become inputs for new products within a circular end-to-end service. Nozama only sells products that can be recycled so their customers have the power to consume responsibly, knowing that their purchases will not have a negative environmental impact from their daily consumption.
Since COVID-19 forced everyone indoors, Nozama’s business has grown exponentially. They now service the entire Barcelona province, having started from just a small radius in the city center. This service not only addresses the need for home-delivered groceries, but also that even in a crisis we must not forget to live sustainably, being mindful of waste, and do our part for the environment.
Over the past year, the Barcelona Campus of Geneva Business School has been ordering supplies for our campus, office kitchen, and catering for events. Items such as tea and recyclable coffee pods, pantry staples, and cleaning products arrive weekly from Nozama, who deliver everything on foot, electric scooter, bike, or electric motorcycle and also pick up the packaging when it is used. Nozama Green then sorts and distributes the recyclable elements to recycling plants where it is used to make new items.