The reason we were founded in 2008 was to make a difference by helping people say goodbye to plastic at lunchtime and beyond. We set out to build a company that put to market plastic-free products that were healthy for both people and the planet.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 calledTis 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 combiningour best-selling ECOlunchbox Three-in-One and Blue Water Bento Splash Boxcontainers.
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.