Go Go GoBox!

Go Go GoBox! Tuesday, April 22, 2014

gobox usersWhen the sun comes out

more and more or you brave the lines that form around our downtown food carts to get your taco, phở or bento on.

And we can’t blame you. If we weren’t serving some of you lunch, we’d be in line right behind you.

But some of you—1,800 of you, to be exact—know that all those bowls, papers plates and wax papers that contain and wrap your lunches don’t have to end up in the trash.

That’s because you’re GoBox subscribers?

Not hip to GoBox? Here’s how it works.

  • Go grab lunch at one of GoBox’s 80 participating downtown carts (or sign up online)
  • Ask for your lunch in a reusable plastic GoBox
  • Pay the annual subscription fee (currently $18)
  • Eat
  • Drop your used GoBox off at one of six downtown drop sites—when you do, you’ll get a token that you can use the next time you lunch with one of those 80 vendors

That’s it!

Since 2011, you’ve helped GoBox founder Laura Weiss keep 40,000 disposable containers from winding up in landfills—and she expects that total to eclipse 50,000 by year’s end.

So how do we fit into all of this? We’re one of a few downtown spots that run all of those used boxes through our industrial dishwasher.

Because, sure, Earth Day is always on April 22, but every day’s Earth Day in a way, no?