What is Poko?
Poko is the most comfortable eco-friendly shopping bag that has ever been made. Weighing in at 10g, Poko is the lightweight champion but it is also reusable for hundreds of times and machine washable so you can use it to carry all sorts of fruits and vegetables. The best part about Poko is that it is never left behind when going shopping because it goes inside a stylish key-holder that easily fits in the pocket. With Poko you can avoid taxes due to regulations on plastic bags and save yourself a considerable amount of money from hidden costs. Furthermore, you reduce plastic pollution by up to 90%, carbon emissions by ~70% and prevent many animal deaths due to plastic bags.
How it all started
The legend of Poko began way back in February, 2017 with the energy- and resource savings contest “Negavatt”. The earliest ideas of Poko were engineered in a small student dormitory known as “Mordor”, where the first Pokos were made with burning love through sleepless nights. That small dorm room has become our headquarters for driving massive environmental change.
Poko is led by 5 undergraduates - 4 from the University of Tartu and 1 from the University of York. We are passionate about the environment and have a diverse educational background from geography, biology, physiotherapy, genetic engineering and physics. Poko has been awarded 3rd place in the energy and -resource savings contest “Negavatt“ and a Ecoinnovation prize from the competition “Kaleidoskoop“.
We aim to make it as easy as possible for everyone to reduce their plastic consumption and drive environmental change. By the year 2025 we intend to prevent over 200 million plastic bags from entering the envrionment.