ECOlunchbox is a mission-based business offering a plastic-free line of products designed to empower people to say goodbye to plastic. We believe business can be a force for good and follow high standards of environmental and social responsibility in our business practices. ECOlunchbox is a woman-owned certified B Corporation and California Green Business based in California.
Certified B Corporations™ (B Corps™) are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
ECOlunchbox meets B Corp's verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. As of 2018, there are more than 2,500 B Corp businesses in 130 industries and 60 countries around the world. B Corps™ are businesses that meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
California Green Business
Being a Certified Green Business is the clearest way to show our community that we are passionate sustainability. Certified California Green Businesses exceed all environmental regulations. Plus, we implement specific practices to reduce pollution, save water, conserve energy, and protect human health.
By being certified, ECOlunchbox has shown compliance with 57 requirements across six categories, including water, energy, waste, and pollution. For example, we recycle, use low-flow water fixtures, buy green energy, offset our UPS shipments, use LED light bulbs and low-energy office equipment, buy recycled toilet paper and other products and much more. In every way we can, ECOlunchbox demonstrates we are committed to taking action to conserve resources and prevent pollution in our operations.
We Offset Our Carbon Footprint
We believe companies should take responsibility for their carbon emissions. At ECOlunchbox, we strive to be as net climate neutral as possible and annually measure our planet impact. We also measure our carbon footprint using greenhouse gas accounting.
Once we've tallied our carbon impact, we purchase Renewable Energy Certificates to match our corporate electricity usage. Renewable energy certificates (RECs) enable companies to offset their carbon footprint and support clean energy.
Additionally, we measure and offset the carbon footprint ECOlunchbox generates through the import of our products via sea freight and business travel. Carbon is sequestered by the carbon offset projects we support, such as renewable forestry.
Additionally, all our UPS shipments are carbon neutral because ECOlunchbox pays a green fee to participate in the freight company's offset programs. UPS's carbon neutral option supports projects that offset the emissions of the shipment's transport. UPS has supported projects that include reforestation, landfill gas destruction, wastewater treatment, and methane destruction.
Made To Last Products + Recyclable
Our stainless steel lunchboxes are responsibly made in India and China from high quality, food-grade stainless steel. Steel is a highly valued and highly recycled commodity unlike plastic. The rate of steel recycling is increasingly every year with the current rate up from about 66% to 90% currently, according to the International Stainless Steel Forum. The global rate of plastic recycling, however, remains at about 1% with the remainder of the plastic ending up in the landfill or lost in the environment, such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.