Year in Review 2023
Help Us Surpass 1 Million ECOlunchboxes!
We got some good news to kick off 2024! Because of you, our ECOlunchbox community, we continue to make a positive impact on the planet!
Our mission since we were founded in December 2008 is to help people say goodbye to plastic at lunchtime for the health of people and planet. So we've been educating, inspiring and empowering people through the sale of more than 900,000 ECOlunchboxes to protect themselves and Mother Earth from harmful plastic pollution.
Our year-end tally shows that ECOlunchbox has sold a total of 914,581 plastic-averting food containers so far! Please join us in pushing ahead to hit 1,000,000 in sales in 2024.
Over the last 15 years of bootstrapping work, our woman-owned B Corp and California Green Business has proudly set the highest standard for putting to market innovative plastic-free food containers and getting them into the hands of consumers to make our mission come true.
From the beginning, we have remained committed to proving it’s possible to sell only plastic-free products.
Thank you to all who have supported us in our journey. Together we are making a meaningful difference by reducing the use and disposal of plastic. By greening our habits, we are cutting down on harmful CO2 emissions and diverting harmful waste from polluting our oceans and landfills.
Read on for the details of our annual Year in Review update!
Planet Impact Statistics Updated
We’ve just updated our Planet Impact to reflect sales through the end of 2023 and we’re thrilled to announce that in 2024 we will be working to surpass 1 million ECOlunchboxes sold.
Our impact is core to our business model, so we measure it. Learn more about the millions of tons of waste averted from disposal through our community’s use of ECOlunchboxes.
Are you curious how we calculated our carbon footprint offset? And why would the use of our products be equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from 24 million miles driven by passenger vehicles in one year or CO2 emissions from 10.5 million pounds of coal burned, the carbon sequestered by 155,711 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.
Head over to our Planet Impact page for all the details!
B Corporation Renewal Approved
Did you know ECOlunchbox is certified B Corp? We’ve just renewed our certification, a process that comes around every 3 years. It’s a big project to document our socially and environmentally responsible business practices and products, so we’re thrilled that in January 2024 we were approved again!
We’re very pleased to share that our B Impact Score has increased considerably over the last three years to 93.8. When we first certified in 2020, we scored 81.8.
To learn more about why we’re putting in the extra effort and cost to be a B Corp, head over to our blog.
Celebrity Promo Products and Corporate Gifting
We've been working on some custom promo products this year for a national audience! Shhh! We can't share yet the name of the eco-conscious celebrity who is working with us to get thousands of ECOlunchboxes into the hands of plastic-conscious consumers. Stay tuned for an update as soon as we get the go-ahead! Hint: This female vocalist was honored in the Grammy Awards in 2024.
In case you missed it, we have published an ECOlunchbox Corporate Gift Guide to encourage corporations, schools and non-profit organizations to purchase our products as a means of spreading awareness about the plastic pollution crisis.
To encourage organizations to make bulk purchases of our plastic-free products, we created the guide explaining how we can drop ship custom gift sets to individuals, create custom products or add etched logos to our stainless steel ECOlunchboxes.
For all the details, check out our ECOlunchbox Corporate Gift Guide.
New Partner Outreach Request
We're on a mission in 2024 to exceed 1 million in ECOlunchbox sales! We've sold 914,581 ECOlunchbox through 2023 and are seeking even more opportunities to get our plastic-averting tools into the hands of consumers.
As part of this drive, we are looking to join forces with eco-friendly companies interested in forming strategic alliances to expand our mutual impact and grow sales. If you know of such an organization, please send them our way so we can reach out to connect.
If you are already an ECOlunchbox user and fan, spread the word among friends and family to encourage them to ditch single-use plastics and buy our products. Don’t see our products at your local zero waste store, outdoor shop, kids boutique? Please speak up and encourage the shopkeeper to sign up to resell our products in their shops.
As a small family-owned business, word of mouth is our best advertising! As the saying goes, it takes a village!