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News Splash: Bento Wet Boxes

News Splash: Bento Wet Boxes

Designed specifically with the larger portions of take-out in mind, the Round Bento Wet Box and the Large Rectangle Bento Wet Box are the latest additions to the ECOlunchbox family. Perfect for even the messiest of meals, these plastic-free and leak-proof food containers are designed for meals as wet as the ocean.
Back To The Future

Back To The Future

There are many tools in our eco toolkit to help us live a plastic-free life. The answers to today's problems aren’t only to be found in high-tech gadgets, materials and softwares of the future. By utilizing plastic-free items such as steel, which has been used for centuries, and combining it with silicone creates innovative live-green solutions for modern consumers.

Founding Story Jeff Kirschner Litter App Called Litterati

Got Litter? There's an App for That!

Jeff Kirschner has dabbled in many careers -- advertising, bartending, ringtone developer, writer --  but a simple walk with his young daughter brought him to his passion project: helping the world map and measure litter worldwide.
Compostable - Worse Than Plastic

Compostable (Worse Than Plastic?)

Why “biodegradable” utensils aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Plant-based, compostable or biodegradable bio-plastics are marketed as a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic. But are they better or worse than plastic? Do they really biodegrade?
Zerowaste Gift Wrapping Love

#Zerowaste Gift Wrapping Love

Wrapping Valentine's Day presents is easy and waste-free with upcycling. Roses are red, violets are blue, I love #upcycling, how ‘bout you? Aim for a #zerowaste V-day and that warm fuzzy feeling you’re experiencing will be from more than the champagne.
Zero Waste Leftovers Tips for Plastic-Free Lovers by ECO lunch box

Zero Waste Leftovers

There’s something about leftovers. They always taste better the next day. Whether it’s pizza for breakfast or a post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich, leftovers are delicious and cut down on food waste.

Learn How To Start Selling Our Plastic-Free Products

Learn How To Start Selling Our Plastic-Free Products

We'd love to educate, inspire and sell our plastic-free food containers with you! Please fill out...
Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Trends come and go but occasionally one comes along that inspires us to permanently change our lives for the better. Consumer packaged goods all have one thing in common... they come in packaging. But we can do our part by learning to shop in zero-waste style! 

6 Easy Eco Kitchen Tricks

6 Easy Eco Kitchen Tricks

The cooking, eating, cleaning up, and disposal of food is one of the most fundamental aspects of human life. It occupies a lot of our time and energy each day. You can reduce food waste, eliminate much of your trash production, and use less energy and water in a variety of small ways.

Why Buy Ocean Friendly?

Why Buy Ocean Friendly?

The choices you make as a consumer matter, but what makes a company or product Ocean Friendly? There is hope as more companies like ECOlunchbox are fighting the plastic epidemic with Ocean Friendly products, and we as consumers can aid this movement through what we choose to purchase.

Sustainable Gifts that Give Back

Sustainable Gifts that Give Back

The holidays add so much to our lives; friends, family, laughter....and trash. Twenty-five percent more trash to be exact. According to an environmental report called Tis the Season...To Take out the Trash, this stark statistic means there is about one million extra tons of garbage each week during the holiday season. 

Why No Metal in Microwave?

Why No Metal in Microwave?

Microwaves are the popular choice for reheating foods stored in containers - be they last night’s leftovers or a packed lunch. We get questions from our eco-friendly customers all the time about whether food can be reheated in the microwave in our stainless steel lunch boxes.
How to Pick A Reusable Straw

Straws, Straws, But Which One?

The reusable straw revolution is an international movement that has changed the way we view this little tube that has been assisting us with our beverage consumption for decades. It’s time we start examining the environmental impact of plastic straws in the same careful way we view and choose our other utensils. Our suggestion is to invest in some excellent quality reusable straws that will last you years, rather than a single use.

EEK-O-Friendly Halloween

EEK-O-Friendly Halloween

Halloween is sure to be lots and lots of fun this year! With the costumes and candy, parties and haunted houses, what's not to love?! No matter what spooky antics you're planning for Halloween, keep in mind you can be greener and cleaner too! If you want to rock Halloween this year, turn your EEK! habits into eco-friendly ones with these handy tips to green your Halloween! 

Plastic Purging & Upcycling

Plastic Purging & Upcycling

From backpacks to binders, parents are on the hunt for healthy and eco-friendly products. Now’s the perfect time to give your child’s lunch an ECOlunchbox update! We recommend ditching leachy plastic food containers and have your kids splash into the new school year with a zero-waste, non-toxic lunch box made from stainless steel that’s healthy for people & our planet!
5 Tips for Mindful Eating

5 Tips for Mindful Eating

Slowing down to enjoy lunchtime and all your meals is a fantastic step to being more aware of what you're eating and how much. One in three children in the United States is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for health problems that were once only seen by adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Eco-Friendly Lunch Food Prep Tips for Busy Moms

Double Duty Lunches!

When it comes to lunch duties, do you have a lot on your plate? You have to remember which kids detest which foods and ensure the salad doesn’t ‘touch’ the sandwich, all while trying to encourage healthy eating. Does this sound familiar?
Back-To-School with Zero Waste

Back-To-School with Zero Waste

When my kids started elementary school, I was astounded by the number of school supplies needed for each kid. Students were asked to buy kits of brand-new supplies instead of using their leftover supplies from the previous year. I was also shocked to learn how many toxins were in traditional school supplies. 

Meal Prep Bowl Tips

Meal Prep Bowl Tips

The trendy concept of meal prep is on everyone’s lips. In our forever goal of reducing our plastic use, we look to a more flexible and easy meal prep plan sans plastic that also happens to be delicious! Bowls. Yes bowls. Another trendy concept we can’t see going out of style.

Packing a Perfect Picnic

Packing a Perfect Picnic

Whether you are packing a picnic for date night or taking the whole family on an adventure, here are our top tips for a zero-waste, eco-friendly perfect picnic lunch! We invite you to hit the easy button this summer with your next picnic outing.

Salad To-Go Containers

Salad To-Go Containers

Hearty salads provide crunchy, crispy, vitamin-packed goodness the entire family can enjoy. This set of stainless steel containers come with non-toxic silicone lids that are leak-proof. They’re free of estrogen-mimicking chemicals commonly found in plastics like BPA, BPS, and phthalates.

Divide and Conquer?

Divide and Conquer?

Periodically we get requests for containers with dividers. Adding dividers to a lunchbox sounds like a fruitful plan of action. We know that, for little kiddos and their taste buds, a leaky lunch box is one soggy mishap. 
Never Do This with Plastic!

Never Do This with Plastic!

Love it or leave it? Plastic has come under fire recently. Cheap, omnipresent, used ubiquitously for decades… what’s all the fuss about? Some folks think the hazards of plastic to our health and environment may be exaggerated. 
Seaweed, Sand & Shells, OH MY!

Seaweed, Sand & Shells, OH MY!

When it comes to the health of the big blue sea, every choice we make in our quest for plastic-free living matters. Even coastal dwellers can feel removed from its presence during our day to day lives. 

Mindful Eating Today

Mindful Eating Today

Picture this. It’s the height of the citrus season. You pick one perfect tangerine at the market. Already anticipating the explosion of tart sweetness underneath, you revel in unpeeling the golden fruit.

Meet our Splash Box & Pods Set!

Meet our Splash Box & Pods Set!

You’ll go cray-sea for our Splash Box & Pods Set! Completely leak-proof and plastic-free, our Splash Box and coordinating Pods are designed as a modular set to accompany your family on all of your adventures.

History of the Metal Lunchbox

History of the Metal Lunchbox

Lunch is that unique meal that often requires a “box.” There’s no breakfast box, certainly no dinner box. The lunchbox is at once a timeless and ever-changing symbol of the way we live and eat.

6 Women Changing The Earth

6 Women Changing The Earth

Amma, the Hugging Saint Mata Amritanandamayi, or Amma, as she is known to her followers, is a g...
The ECO Adventure Kit is Here

The ECO Adventure Kit is Here

Calling all explorers: you’ve just found the perfect companion for all your outdoor endeavors. The ECO Adventure Kit does triple the work while being compact and, of course, eco-friendly!
The Art of Eco Laundry

The Art of Eco Laundry

Time to clean up our laundry routines. Refresh your wardrobe and reduce plastic and toxins with these simple steps. With regular chores like laundry, bad habits die hard. Everything from water temperature to frequency of washing breaks down garments faster than we realize.

You Asked, We Answered!

You Asked, We Answered!

Here are some of our top ECOlunchbox customer service queries! Are ECOlunchboxes with the silicon...
The Truth & Consequences of Bioplastics

The Truth & Consequences of Bioplastics

Bioplastics cannot save us. The best strategy for cleaning up our planet is saying goodbye to single-use plastic products! Ready to have your eyes opened when it comes to bioplastics? 5 Gyres tackles the promises of bioplastic technology in their annual report and comes to one startling conclusion: bioplastics simply aren’t what they’re cracked up to be.
Breadless Wonders

Breadless Wonders

Ditch the gluten and whip up these wonderful sandwiches bursting with flavor and full of nutrients. Home cooking has never been more exciting, more healthy, and more accessible. Even with all the recipes available on our smartphones, sometimes we can fall into a lunch rut or unhealthy habits.

3 Steps To Minimalist Living

3 Steps To Minimalist Living

ECOlunchbox has put together a simple list of three steps to minimal living. Living with less cle...
Imagining a Plastic-Free Future

Imagining a Plastic-Free Future

Our ingenuity is now backed up with advances in science and engineering along with some classic outside of the box thinking. The phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has never been more relevant. Everything from fungi to prawn shells and palm leaves is being turned into biodegradable packaging.
We’ve Got “Jumbo” News

We’ve Got “Jumbo” News

The Seal Cup family is growing! Meet Jumbo, the sixth round container in our Blue Water Bento plastic-free, leak-proof nesting set. The Seal Cup Jumbo with its tentacle-inspired purple lid is designed to nest with the other five cups.