• YSE (You Save Earth), a brand new company from Strasbourg, offers to deliver and collect returnable bottles from their customers' homes.

  • In a few weeks, nearly 5,000 bottles have already been sold.

  • The principle is to work and highlight local, independent producers, short circuits, without going through central purchasing bodies, thus strengthening the deposit chain and having a real impact on the environment by limiting the use plastic bottles.

Bottles of water, fruit juice, beer... in glass, recorded, and above all delivered and picked up at your doorstep.

A small gesture for Man but a big step for ecology?

Let's not go that far, but it is nevertheless a beautiful and simple initiative launched by a young Strasbourg company, YSE ((You Save Earth) and recently installed near Strasbourg Entzheim airport. No need to take your car to pick up your bottles at the supermarket, then manage them before returning them to the locker.A virtuous circle for the environment that could seriously help to limit plastic bottles.

For these two young founders, Erwann Dauges and Thomas Jaffredou, home delivery of recorded drinks is above all “access to ecological, positive and local alternatives”, which motivates them.

Young entrepreneurs, but who already have the bottle, leaning on this sector for more than three years….

But for the past few weeks, their company has been offering home delivery and collection of returnable drinks.

Announced success, they have already sold nearly 5,000 bottles.

"For a real ecological impact"

The principle ?

The consumer places an order on the YSE website.

“We work in full cases of 12 bottles, which can be mixed, like three of water, six of fruit juice, three of beer, even of different capacities.

And we prepare all the deliveries,” explains Erwann Dauges.

Deliveries and collections which are also free, even if the cash register is also consigned 1.80 euro, but which will also be credited to a kitty.

"We are here to offer consumers a complete offer, not overtaxed... Affordable and so that the deposit has a real ecological impact", insists Erwann.

With the lever, “local production, short circuits and responsible producers that we want to put forward, who are independent, to have the least impact on the environment”.

And to go after their convictions, they work with a 100% electric utility vehicle and radiate throughout the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg.

"Over short distances, the deposit is interesting, because it allows you to collect the bottles directly from people," he explains.

A last link in the chain in a way but determining and which could strengthen the sector of the deposit as a whole.

Ecological but economical too, especially since the price of glass bottles is exploding because of the shortage after the closure of glassworks in Ukraine and then the energy crisis.

“We want ecological and responsible consumption to be simplified.

That is to say that it should not be up to consumers to make an effort, whether physical or organizational, to have to pick up and bring returnable bottles far from home… “Ecological consumption '' must take into account the different users, that's how we can have an ecological transition by companies.


Their producers?

Meteor, La Narcose, Carola mineral waters, Celtic, Lisbeth, Sautter cider….

Waiting to find producers of milk and very soon of wines.

A very effective economic model because "adapted to the context and local production", welcomes Erwann Dauges.

“The producers must and are all located within a radius of 100 kilometers.

We work directly with all our suppliers, we don't go through purchasing groups, which is essential for us because it helps to reduce costs,” he continues.

The interest?

"To reduce the waiting time so that the returnable bottle is reused as much as possible in a minimum of time", he says.

Another benefit for producers is the digitization of instructions: “This lets you know where the glass bottles are.

YSE is thus counting on around 90, even 95% of returns of returnable bottles.

Something to interest producers.

A good return and a good thing also for consumers' wallets: in addition to fuel savings to buy and bring back their bottles, "we are at the same price as supermarkets and for certain products we are even cheaper" rejoices the young entrepreneur.


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Better waste management would help fight global warming

According to a study by the Deroche firm carried out in 2009, for the Alsatian brewery Météor, the environmental added value of reusing bottles compared to recycling would make it possible to save up to 76% of energy, 33% of water and 79% of greenhouse gas emissions.

Provided that the number of kilometers to be traveled by the bottles is reduced as much as possible, i.e. within 100 kilometres.

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