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With the new packaging came the first official ReStraws batch and ReShape Global was ready to make a change. The Vietnamese and especially the Dutch market were the first targets. The first batch consisted of regular size straws in small boxes and short thicker cocktail straws in kilogram bags. All to hopefully be able to make a change at some Dutch festivals.

Then, the unthinkable happened.

The year 2020 is not only the official starting year of ReShape Global. 2020 is also the year that changed the world forever.

We believe that everybody with access to internet has heard of Covid-19, so we won’t have to go into detail about the pandemic itself. At the moment this article was written, over 88.000 people had passed away, over 1.500.000 people had been infected, many countries were in lock-down and borders were closed.

If you have been reading our news articles and the first paragraph of this article, then you know that we like to talk about how ReShape Global is going to make a change. However, as you can imagine, this is not the change that we had in mind. We are aiming to make an environmental change, one with less waste and a healthier planet.

However, with Covid-19, our potential customers had to close up shop for the time being, meaning our own “making a change” came to a pause. Whenever this pandemic is over, ReShape Global shall make the change it wants to make. Because it is time we do something positive for our planet, to whom we owe everything we have.

With the pandemic at an all-time high, ReShape Global recommends you all to stay positive, be cautious and follow the safety and health regulations of your government and the WHO. Together we will prevail.

We wish you, your family and your friends all the best.