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Chemical-Free Barbecue Boxes

The Cleverly Designed Grillcube Makes Charcoal Grilling Green

— May 18, 2012 — Eco
With the summer season approaching, everyone's got barbecue on the mind. GrillSeason’s new eco-friendly product Grillcube enables users to grill easily without using environmentally hostile and flavor-spoiling chemicals for starting the charcoal.

In Grillcube, charcoal is packed in a recycled cardboard box with an air flue and cardboard wick in the middle. It just takes one match to light the wick and the heat in the flue lights the charcoal, and in about 10 minutes, the charcoal is ready to be grilled on.

It’s a great example of how going green doesn’t have to mean giving up on convenience and customer experience, but on the contrary, getting more of it. Grillcube will be on sale soon in Estonia and its nearby countries, but the startup is expanding rapidly. It has already won its first award -- Grillcube came second in Estonian start-up competition Ajujaht (Brainhunt).
Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Barbecuing - Innovations like Grillcube are disrupting the traditional environmentally-unfriendly charcoal-grilling market with compostable and natural packaging materials.
2. Chemical-free Packaging - Grillcube demonstrates an innovative approach to charcoal packaging that replaces the harsh and potentially harmful chemicals used in conventional charcoal starters with recycled cardboard and a flue system.
3. Convenient Sustainable Alternatives - Grillcube's easy-to-use design highlights opportunities for companies and innovators to create more sustainable and innovative alternatives to traditional products that do not compromise convenience and functionality.
Industry Implications
1. Outdoor Recreational Goods - Companies selling outdoor recreational goods like grills and camping supplies have opportunities to create environmentally-friendly products that prioritize customer convenience and functionality while reducing waste and carbon emissions.
2. Packaging - Innovations in packaging materials that are compostable, biodegradable, or made from recycled materials, like the cardboard used in Grillcube, are disrupting the traditional packaging industry with more sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives.
3. Sustainable Food Industry - As eco-conscious consumers prioritize organic and locally-sourced foods, companies offering sustainable food products have an opportunity to differentiate themselves further by offering environmentally-friendly and carbon-neutral food preparation options like Grillcube.
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