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Patent Pending, Glass-lined, travel container for pills, creams, oils, vitamins & herbal remedies. 100% Reusable and recyclable...JyARz the 'why' is silent.
Aldo Castaneda
Mill Valley, California
United States
1 Team Member

The JyARz Story

My name is Aldo Castaneda and I started JyARz about a year ago, when a friend of mine saw me using a portable Advil container. He said, "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if that were made entirely out of glass?" I was instantly captivated by that idea.

A Unique, Patent Pending Eco-Friendly Design

After thinking through a variety of designs in my head, I applied for a US Patent for my final design, which based on recent communications with the US PTO, appears will be granted.

The prototype (see video above) is complete and the final design is a perfect working model of my design. I am currently working with Kennerly-Spratling, an injecting molding and production firm in San Leandro, California. KS is overseeing production of a steel injection mold used to produce the shell that seals and protects the glass core of a JyAR. The first shipment of 5,500 glass "cores" with the JyARz logo emblazened on them has arrived, at the warehouse (more "house" than "ware"). And we expect to start shipping JyARz to supporters and customers this Fall (2012). 

Why Crowd Funding?

I launched this IndieGoGO campaign to help pay for the first run production and other bills that have accumulated since I got started with JyARz. Most of the costs are related to design/production related to the injection molding process.

JyARZ - Environmental Mission

The name JyARz (the "why" is silent) is a play on Gyres. Gyres are swirling ocean currents in which a growing volume of plastic is disintegrating and being incorporated into the marine foodchain. Part of our mission at JyARz is to promote awareness of this growing environmental problem. So when people ask about the our name, we talk about Gyres and plastic waste.

JyARz are also inherently environmentally friendly. JyARz are made from recycled milk jugs, like the ones you buy at your local super market. The gaskets in a JyAR are made from natural latex rubber. The glass "core" in a JyAR can be easily removed for cleaning and reuse and it can be recycled and replaced which means you can keep on using your JyAR again and again and again.

Last, 1% of JyARz sales (once JyARz are in full production) will be donated to 1% for the Planet. Those funds will be directed to organizations researching the impact of the growing volume of plastic that is swirling around and disintegrating in swirling oceans currents called Gyres.

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raised by 86 people in 1 month
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$8,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on August 7, 2012
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  • $1USD

    Accept our appreciation for helping us make JyARz a reality.

    4 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $12USD
    1 JyAR - 20% Off Retail Price

    1 JyAR :: Select a color (Black, Natural/milk jug white or JyARz Blue) Free Shipping in USA Add $5 for International Shipping

    14 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $22USD
    2 JyARz +25% Off Retail Price

    2 JyARz :: Select Colors (Black, Natural/Milk Jug White, JyARz Blue) Free Shipping in USA Add $7 for International Shipping

    18 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $31USD
    3 JyARz - +30% Off of Retail

    3 JyARz - Pick Colors (Black, Milk Jug White, JyARz Blue) Free Shipping in USA Add $10 for International Shipping

    40 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $72USD
    JyARz Family Pak

    6 JyARz Pick Colors: Black, Milk Jug White and JyARz Blue (teal color like our logo). Free Shipping in USA. Add $15 for International Shipping.

    2 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $1,000USD
    Your Custom Color

    Pick your very own JyAR color. At launch we will offer Black, Milk Jug White and JyARz Blue (teal color like our logo). If you contribute $1,000 or more you can select the 4th JyARz color. Then we'll produce it and send you 50 JyARz in that or any other color you choose

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
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