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The Newest Plan for Plastic-Free Living

The Newest Plan for Plastic-Free Living

Convenience is a wonderful thing. Grabbing a pizza after a busy day is a breeze. Packages arrive seemingly out of thin air. Now every restaurant delivers to your office for a working lunch. But with great convenience comes a great amount of harmful waste.
Holiday Gifts That Care

Holiday Gifts That Care

Presenting... Socially Responsible Brands The holidays add so much to our lives; friends, family,...
Zero Waste Tricks for Fall Hiking

Zero Waste Tricks for Fall Hiking

No matter where you live, there’s something energizing about the fall. School starts, new project...
3-in-1 Splash Box

Hooray 3-in-1 Splash Box!

We’re so excited to announce our newest Blue Water Bento lunchbox! Check out our double-decker 3-in-1 Splash Box that’s the 2.0 remix combining our best-selling ECOlunchbox Three-in-One and Blue Water Bento Splash Box containers. 
ECOlunchboxes

From EEK! To ECO

Let's talk about how to REALLY take your child's lunchbox from EEK! to ECO. Sometimes despite best intentions we can fall into making mistakes. A bit of learning will cure that!
Green Fundraising Programs

Green Fundraising Programs

Many of us would prefer to fundraise when what is being sold is clean, green and environmentally sustainable. We’ve compiled a list of incredible ways to fundraise sustainably and we invite you to share these ideas with your community.
Plastic-Free School Shopping Products and Tips

Plastic-Free School Shopping

With tens of millions of tons of plastic ending up in our oceans every minute, it's high time to school up on eco-friendly supply options that reduce our dependence on disposable plastics. 

 

 

Space Saving Zero Waste Travel Food Container by ECOlunchbox

Tiny Zero Waste Travel Tools

Pack a mini zero-waste toolkit when you travel. Here's a set of eco-friendly, waste-busting products that pack snugly in our Blue Water Bento Seal Cup Jumbo as a compact set. Planning ahead does the trick when it comes to keeping your carbon footprint green and lean at the same time.

 

What is Difference Between Silicone vs Plastic

Why Choose Silicone vs Plastic?

Read more about how we decided to use silicone in our products and why we think it's the best option when it comes to leak-proof food containers! 
My REPURPOSED Story

My REPURPOSED Story

From old fire hoses to fishing nets, vinyl billboards to bowling alley floors, Repurposed Materials sells all sorts of cast-off industrial goods. It’s the ultimate old-fashioned green business -- selling something that would otherwise end up in the landfill, finding new uses for items at the end of their lives. 
Single-Use Plastic Straws Reusable Zero Waste Living

Why Are Straws Big News?

Billions of tons of plastic pollution litter our oceans, from plastic bags to fast-food containers. Recently, a photo of a turtle injured by a plastic straw has attracted  a groundswell of support for the plastic-pollution revolution. Was this 2015 video the catalyst for the movement of plastic straw activism in 2018?
Let's Celebrate & Protect Our Seas

Let's Celebrate & Protect Our Seas

In celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8, let’s re-commit to being part of the movement to build a more sustainable future. As Jacques-Yves Cousteau once compellingly said, “For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”

How To Throw A Zero Waste BBQ Tips

How To Throw A Zero Waste BBQ

Let’s be real. It’s almost impossible to throw a totally zero waste BBQ or party. But hosting one that’s (nearly) zero waste is actually pretty easy. I attempted my first zero waste BBQ five years ago. Since then, all my parties and hosted gatherings have followed suit.
Dogs on the Go Eco Style

Dogs on the Go: Eco Style

A green upgrade for all your pet’s necessities is easier than it looks. Start with your dog’s “closet.” Next time your pup needs a new collar, leash, etc., make sure it’s non-toxic and eco-friendly. And eco-chic stylish, of course.
Growing Your Community Garden

Growing Your Community Garden

Janet Thomas, a founder of the Lafayette Community Garden shares how this successful community garden got started.
The Six ‘R’s of Spring Cleaning

The Six ‘R’s of Spring Cleaning

Roll up your eco-sleeves and let’s explore some non-toxic tips and tricks to keep your kitchen tools in tip top condition.
My Story Began At Lunchtime

My Story Began At Lunchtime

ECOlunchbox founder, Sandra Ann Harris, on her ECOluncbox journey and the importance of plastic-free living. My inspiration came from my desire to upgrade my own kids’ lunchboxes!
Eco Dogs on the Go

Eco Dogs on the Go

Here are a few eco-friendly pet tips and tricks to help make your next walk in the park or trekking trip healthier for you, your canine companion, and our planet.
Spruce Up Your Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Cleaning Tips for Zero-Wasters

Springtime is the right time to slip a few more no-plastic tricks up your eco-sleeve, especially when it comes to spring cleaning in your eco kitchen. Let’s tune up your zero-waste toolkit!

Sowing Seeds for a Community Garden

Sowing Seeds for a Community Garden

Advice from a California community garden founder on how to find land and raise funds, along with how to prepare for planting! Several dozen dirty gardening gloves are clipped to the wire fence with clothespins at the Lafayette Community Garden located in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Sharon Rowe

Eco-Bags’s CEO says: Go Tiny, Be Mighty

Our friend Sharon Rowe started Eco-Bags Products in 1989 to address the problem of wasteful, single-use plastic bags. She introduced reusable bags as an alternative--so we can all just say no to single-use plastics. 
Let Your Pickiest Eater Pick

Let Your Pickiest Eater Pick!

We understand that your child’s tastes change. That’s why we’ve put together some quick and easy lunch ideas that offer a wealth of variations to give picky eaters the power to choose from the five food groups for the perfect balanced lunch.
Happy Camper Plastic Activists

Happy Camper Plastic Activists!

Kristal Ambrose, founder of the Bahamas Plastic Movement, shares about the fun and educational youth camp that she has started up to inspire the next generation to be mindful of plastic and part of preventing this massive pollution.
2017 Year in Review - What's Next

2017 Year in Review - What's Next?

We got some good news for the New Year! Hello 2018! Because of you, our ECOlunchbox community, we continue to make a positive impact on the planet! This is big! Our mission is to reduce plastic use and we're doing it.
Making Waves, Making Change With Our MyStory Eco Heroes

Making Waves, Making Change With Our #MyStory Eco Heroes

We invite you to get inspired by reading our blog about the uplifting journeys of everyday environmentalists. Their stories can embolden us to jump into change making ourselves.
DIY Bath Salts

DIY Bath Salts

Make this bath salts recipe and put in a gifty tinLately, my kids and I can’t get enough of our ...
Eco Beautiful Girls Gift Guide

Eco Beautiful Girls Gift Guide

Get into the holiday spirit with these natural ideas for gifts and holiday/pajama party fun!
Gifts for Green Exercise Buffs

Gifts for Green Exercise Buffs

Here's a stand-out wishlist of green workout gear for your friend who wants to get fit without breaking a sweat about their impact on the environment.
Ocean Lovers at Play Gift Guide

Ocean Lovers at Play Gift Guide

For an ocean lover, a trip to the coast is always invigorating and inspiring. This landscape is ...
Zero Waste Shopping With Reusable Steel Containers Tips by ECOlunchbox

Zero Waste Shopping "Prep-Overs"

Make your next shopping trip relatively painless and waste free with some careful planning ahead. Stainless steel food containers with tare weights etched on the bottom, like Blue Water Bentos by ECOlunchbox, are a great way to skip plastic tubs and bags. This is one our zero waste shopping tips.
Green Gift Guides

Green Gift Guides

Shopping for thoughtful, eco-friendly gifts can be a tough mission, so we've put together some gr...
Green Gifts for Adventurers

Green Gifts for Adventurers

Keep it green in the great outdoors! Eco-adventurers, hikers, and tree huggers will all love these select gift ideas to take along on their journeys. 
Plastic Mountain: A Journey Through Time With The Hmong

Plastic Mountain: A Journey Through Time With The Hmong

When we headed up in the mountains on the northern border of Vietnam, the last thing on my mind w...
Gifts for Cyclists

Gifts for Cyclists

Cyclists love to accessorize, from practical bike-centric fittings to ultra-neon apparel. Here’s a shortlist of high-tech green garb and gear for your bike-loving friends—and yourself. 
Make Your Halloween Boo-tifully Healthy and Eco-Friendly

Make Your Halloween Boo-tifully Healthy and Eco-Friendly!

Featured Image Photo Credit: Natural Earth Paint If the waste and sugar overload of typical Hallo...
Eating Greenly On Campus

Eating Greenly On Campus

A College Sophomore’s Top Tips For Healthy, Sustainable Eating At College Editor’s Note: This is ...