About Us

Meet the Pod and the Star

Hello, it's great to see you here!

We are Mark and Kirsten, an Australian and a New Zealander living in Sydney, and happily married for some years now. We're passionate about the environment, people and animals,  design, and coffee! Mark has been a designer pretty much forever. He designed Australia's iconic music award, the Aria,  in 1990 and has been designing ever since. 

Our vision is to do things that add value, that gives people freedom, and that helps the environment. And we want to leave a world for our kids and their kids, that is improved in as many ways possible. We're driven by good technology, design, and innovation where creativity meets purpose.

We started Pod Star due our own love of coffee. We had a Nespresso machine in our office and wanted the choice to use our favourite coffee. We were alarmed to learn of the waste associated with single-use pods, and this drove us to find a solution. 

But it doesn't stop just at this one solution, we are always looking for other ways we can help you reduce waste, and reduce plastic products. When we have to get products from overseas, we ship rather than fly so that our carbon footprint is kept to a minimum. For our deliveries to you, we use a carbon neutral courier and we pack in padded envelopes made from recycled newspapers or in cardboard boxes. All of our packing is free of laminate and can be composted or recycled. We are heading towards being a zero plastic business, and we are continuing to find new ways to help make the world a safer, less toxic, and waste free place.

When you partner with us, you're partnering for a better world. Less waste, less plastic, more care, better life.

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