Every umbrella counts

Recycled plastic and the access economy

Our umbrellas are made from recycled plastic and are of the highest durability standard possible. In fact, the whole Dripdrop business model is created to make a product that lasts longer and has a smaller footprint.

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For every umbrella rented, we plant a tree

We work with the leading non-profit organization Eden Reforestation Project and every time you use one of our umbrellas, we donate money for the planting and nurturing of one tree. Eden also makes sure the local community is supported.

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Responsible consumption and production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

We substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse - by using a business model builds on and is strengthened by those same parameters.
With Dripdrop, umbrellas are transformed from a product we own to a utility we access - when we need it. In the same way that people are increasingly sharing all kinds of other products, such as cars and bikes. What happens when one umbrella can be useful for more than one person? Umbrella production goes down. Instead of producing 1 billion umbrellas (that’s the current global amount produced every year) of mostly poor quality, we are incentivized to produce fewer umbrellas of a much higher quality. Our umbrellas have a longer life cycle than any comparable umbrellas out there and we’re proud of that.

Our umbrella fabrics are made from recycled plastic, rPET polyester, 100% post-consumer plastic. One umbrella equals about 5 0,5 litre plastic bottles.
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Life on land: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Rent one, plant one

Working with the leading non-profit organization Eden Reforestation Project makes sure that things are done right. Eden Reforestation Project has a proven track record with over 360 million trees planted already, work with everything from small companies to giants like SAP. Importantly, Eden don’t just plant trees but also make sure that the trees are nurtured and that the projects are anchored in the local communities. In their own words they “work in developing countries to reduce extreme poverty and restore healthy forests”.

There are a number of positive aspects of planting trees. Here is what Eden Reforestation Project has to say about it: “The destruction of healthy forest systems causes so many different problems. Trees provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, control flooding and erosion and help to replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming. When farmers can’t grow anything their farms fail and they have no option but to move to the overcrowded cities looking for work. Often they have to resort to selling themselves or their families into slavery just to survive.”

The Rent One Plant One Initiative was started in August 2020. We look forward to updating the total number of trees planted in the future.