Now Muggi, the 100% recycled, 'post-consumer plastic' versatile drinks carrier, has officially become a Cornish brand after inventor and founder David Trotter relocated his business headquarters to the Duchy earlier this year.
Muggi joins other internationally respected brands and organisations based in Cornwall, as the region continues to forge its reputation as a hub for sustainability and innovation.
David said: “I am really excited to see what the future holds for muggi, and we have all sorts of ambitions for growth and diversification, including expanding our production facilities to a new base in the SW. Cornwall is known as a region where creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability all thrive; it feels like muggi has come home.”
The colourful drinks trays are developing a cult following; from professional sailors to wild campers, campervan explorers to gardeners, people from all walks of life are putting a muggi to good use.
Muggi production has recently converted to 100% recycled post-consumer plastic - including regenerated marine plastic waste - and each is still guaranteed for 88 years, making them the ultimate eco-friendly ‘life hack’.
David explains: “We’ve been rapidly incorporating recycled plastic into our production systems - keeping pace with advances in technology - and are very proud to be 'soaking-up' some of your waste kerb-side plastic.”
He added: “I’m particularly proud that we can reuse ghost fishing nets recovered off the Cornish coast by organisations such as Clean Ocean Sailing, a marine conservation charity based in Gweek. Muggi was inspired by a journey on the ocean and one of our founding principles is to drive positive environmental and social change.”
The design was originally conceived on a sailing trip from France to Cornwall, when avid inventor David set out to solve the problem of safely holding and carrying drinks in the challenging environment; his invention would go on to be embraced by outdoor enthusiasts worldwide for its lightness, durability and practicality.
David’s invention has also proved invaluable in busy workplaces, where the use of a muggi prevents spillages and accidents.
For wheelchair users and the disabled, muggi is a simple solution for one small aspect of the daily routine, but one which can improve quality of life for people of all ages and circumstances.
David Trotter, Serial Inventor, 07970 029346