Many of the local elementary schools are working hard to teach
the children of our community the importance of protecting the
environment. Since their kindergarten days, my children have
been taught repeatedly the phrase, “reduce, reuse, recycle.”
Over the past few years, with children taking the lead, my family
has made changes in our daily lives to do our part to protect
and conserve our environment – locally and globally.
In 2008, Go Green Lunch Box was founded simply out of "frustration."
Packing two lunches everyday, I was appalled at the amount of
waste generated by the packaging of single-serve items (sandwiches,
juices, snacks, desserts, etc.). All of that – plastic
baggies/wrap/cups, paper cartons/bags, cellophane bags –
eventually wound up in our landfills. Upon reading a statistic
about a typical American child generating 67 pounds of lunch
packaging waste each school year, I knew I had to make some
changes. After buying food containers and trying, unsuccessfully,
to fit all the containers into the lunch boxes we already owned,
resulting in either the lids or containers (or both!) not being
brought back home from school, I decided to solve the problem
. . . hence, Go Green Lunch Box!
I have partnered with a family friend and international businessman,
Hinman Dunn, who has manufacturing and sourcing experience.
Like many new products, customer feedback over the past year
has provided Hinman and me excellent opportunities to improve
our products so as to better meet the needs of parents and children.
Consequently, our latest product line features not only design
changes, but also, improvements in functionality and durability.
We truly think these “second year” products will
be very well-received by our existing and new customers.
To ensure quality of our products, Hinman has spent considerable
time working with our contracted factories. Also, the lunch
box and bottle have passed tests in accordance with the relevant
FDA extract and California Proposition 65 (the nation’s
most stringent law regulating environmental health and safety).
Our food container is made of polypropylene, along with silicone
to ensure freshness of its contents. Both are safe and recyclable
(please visit www.americanchemistry.com
for additional information on plastics and recyclability).
Enjoy your purchase!
Kim Castner - Mother and Founder of Go Green Lunch Box