• Founded: 2013

  • Globelet:  1 years

  • Location: 
    Hagley Park, Christchurch

  • Attendees: 14,000

  • Globelet's used: 14,000

  • Savings: $10,000*


  • Plastic Cups: 50,000 /yr*
    *estimates based on event usage data, and cups sold.

Womad Festival - Globelet Case Study


  • Founded: 2004

  • Globelet: 3 year

  • Location: New Plymouth

  • Attendees: 22,000

  • Globelet's used: 25,000

  • Revenue: $50,000*

  • Savings: $10,000*


  • Plastic Cups: 55,000 /yr*
    *estimates based on event usage data, and cups sold

Sydney Festival - Globelet Case Study


  • Founded: 1976

  • Globelet: 2 year

  • Location: Sydney

  • Attendees: 100,000

  • Globelets used: 15,000

  • Revenue: $150,000*

  • Savings: $30,000


  • Plastic Cups: 150,000 /yr*
    *estimates based on event usage data, and cups sold

Humans of Waste - Kombucha

We are a little Kombucha obsessed. 

We drink it everyday and we have created reusable Globelet’s for three of New Zealand’s most iconic Kombucha brands Organic Mechanic , Good Buzz Brewing, and Wabi O.

What is Kombucha? 

Essentially it’s a fermented tea-based beverage that uses a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast),  as a starter culture to produce a probiotic and gut-healing beverage.

It is good for your gut, which in turn is good for your brain.

A good brain equals a good life. 

We love Kombucha. 

This blog is a dedication to our three favourite Kombucha Brands.


Organic Mechanic - Auckland

The OM Boys

The OM Boys

Known as the OM boys. 

The Organic Mechanic has exploded on the Auckland scene ever since they set up their famous juice and smoothie stand at the La Cigale French Markets

A year ago they started producing Kombucha. It was the right drink at the right time and the Auckland market exploded. 

As a team of dedicated Eco warriors, they are on a mission as a business to take care of Mother Nature, and do all they can to minimise the carbon footprint they leave behind. 

They are creating a closed loop Zero Waste system with reusable Globelets as their cups and refill keg stations. 

Their next plan is to roll Kombucha Refill Stations (see below) out all over the country, (starting with their OM shack).


Wabi O Kombucha - Christchurch

Wabi O Kombucha being bottled 

Wabi O Kombucha being bottled 

Wabi O (‘Wah-Bee-Oh’): Abbreviation for Wabi Originals, a liquid transformation venture. 

Wabi Originals was born out of a chance meeting between a food pioneer and a tea expert in New Zealand.

After the Christchurch earthquakes, Wabi O's founders emerged from the tea room, ready to bring their Kombucha's to the world.

They have an array of different flavours to hit almost anybodies palate, with their product now found in North America and Christchurch, New Zealand


Good Buzz Kombucha - Wellington

Good Buzz Family.jpeg


We first meet the Good Buzz family at the world famous Wanderlust Festival in Great Lake Taupo

After one year, the family business - run by dad Alex - took off. 

You can now find Good Buzz Kombucha almost anywhere in the country, partenered with various amazing brands, including Globelet.

They are so advanced that they have even brought out a Kombucha that is made with Coffee. 


This is the first of our new monthly Globelet blog post. 

Apart from this post. I will be writing an update on Globelet, our missions, and what we are doing. 

I should have started this blog a long time a go, but I didn't, so today marks a magic day. 

Just over 3 years a go. My best friend, Hélène and I set up Globelet. Writing this brings tears to my eyes.

We have come a long way. 

I have just updated the Globelet website, created a new rental system, and I am now dreaming of even more ways that, with Globelet, we can dramatically reduce waste and get rid of disposable cups. 

This is my thanks to all the people who have helped make Globelet happen. I could never have made my dreams possible without you. 

My Parents, David Quin, Mason, Laurie Mains, Rapha (the dog), Raphaelle, Graham Rickard, Adam Gage, Ian Davis, John Snowball, Thomas Verbeek, Amanda Wright, Dave Watson, Sharon Mciver, Jonnie Halsted, and the many more who have given me a lending hand along the way. 

To you, I am so very very grateful. I only dreamed Globelet would get to where it is now. You are all who made it possible. 


-- The Globelet story -- 

In 2012 I meet a gorgeous girl who helped change my life. Helene Lompech. On a walk in the Milford sound, Helene said  "why don't your festivals have reusable cups, when you are such a green country". That day would mark the first day of our adventurous journey. 

We went on a mission and 3 months latter, we had our first client. The Dunedin Forsyth Barr Stadium. Thanks to, my now close friend, John Snowball, we had our first order for Globelets. 

But there was a catch. We needed a sponsor. After 1000 emails, countless "no's", I had almost given up and then suddently we found our guy. Someone who likes to make things happen. Ex All Black coach, Laurie Mains. 

Laurie sponsored our first ever Globelets. They went into the stadiums corporate lounges with his brand GJ Gardener Homes on the front. Thanks to Laurie and John, I now had the confidence to believe anything is possible. 

Our first ever Globelets

Our first ever Globelets


Within the next three months we went on to win Entrepreneur of the year at the Audacious Business awards, we catered to countless events and started a globelet that we hoped would promote an app to stop bottled water. 

We called it Tiki Wai. Tiki Wai was the brain child of Helene and I. With the help of our good friend Thomas Verbeek, we made a world first app that would showcase 1000s of drinking fountains across New Zealand, eliminating the need to ever need bottled water. 

Better yet, Tiki Wai, was connected to over 100 bars and cafes that gave over $1000 free beer and coffee in each cup.

10,000 people would go onto enjoy Tiki Wai. Sadly it discontinued as my Law degree commitments took hold and Helenes visa ended. 

We hope to release Tikiwai 2.0 latter this year. 


A backpacker using Tikiwai at Blue spring in New Zealand. 

A backpacker using Tikiwai at Blue spring in New Zealand. 

We had other crazy experiences with Globelet. These are photos from our first major festival. Tumblr Sounds On. Big thanks to Jonnie Halsted for using us and to my mate Thomas Heaton for helping me. 

Even Tiki Tane got hold of one of our Globelets :)

Even Tiki Tane got hold of one of our Globelets :)

We latter went on to help Splore. Thanks to Amanda Wright and Dave Watson. Globelet would then go on to cater to its largest festival to date. It made a dramatic impact. Since then, many festivals have taken the leap to make a dramatic change. 

Our next stage for Globelet, is to create systems that allow any event across New Zealand use the cups and save money at the same time. I am excited to see where the journey leads and for the other crazy mavericks I will meet along the way who like to make stuff happen. 

Here is to making a difference. Here is to doing the important stuff. Here is to the crazy ones who care enough to go try and make the world a better place then yesterday. 

Thanks so much for all your continual support.