ECOlunchbox strives to operate as responsibly as possible from an environmental and social standpoint. Our mission-based company is a certified B Corp and California Green Business.
Certified B Corporations™ (B Corps™) are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
They meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. As of 2018, there are more than 2,500 B Corps 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.
Certified California Green Businesses exceed all environmental regulations, and implement specific practices to reduce pollution, save water, conserve energy, and protect human health. Being a Certified Green Business is the clearest way to show your community and customers that you care about sustainability. It shows them that you are committed to taking action to conserve resources and prevent pollution in both the facility and operations. It means that your business complies with environmental regulations in the areas of waste, energy, water, pollution prevention, and air quality.
Stainless Steel Lunch Boxes Made to Last
Our stainless steel lunchboxes are responsibly made in India, Thailand 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.
Steel scraps are valued, collected and 90% recycled.
In Thailand and China, type 304 stainless steel is used in the production of our ECOlunchbox Oval and Blue Water Bento lunchboxes. Also known as 18/8, this high-quality and food-safe steel has at least 18% chromium and 8% nickel. Our other lunchboxes, including the Three-in-One, Solo Cube, Solo Rectangle and snack containers, are made in India from type 201 steel containing 17 to 19% chromium and 4 to 6% nickel.
Steel types vary by country of origin, so ECOlunchbox has chosen to use two different types of stainless steel in its products.
Both of these materials used in the fabrication of ECOlunchbox’s lunchboxes are third-party tested for purity and corrosion resistance. An adequate percentage of chromium is important when selecting a stainless steel since this element creates corrosion resistance. We also test to safeguard against lead and other hard metals that could be unsafe. Stainless steel is available with various metallic compositions. Regardless of the type of steel used, to maintain stainless steel for longtime use, proper cleaning and care is necessary.
ECOlunchbox values labor standards and has researched each of the factories where our products are produced to ensure that practices are fair, safe and equitable for the people involved in making our products. Our manufacturer partners sign a code of conduct ensuring that children do not work in the factories where our products are produced.