By The Numbers: Our Impact in 2019

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Happy New Year to all of our fellow reusers and reuse supporters, near and far! After a peaceful holiday season, the team at GO Box is recharged and eager to dig into expanding and improving our reusable container and cup service here in our hometown of Portland, OR and beyond. As we are all more collectively aware, shocked and saddened by the overwhelmingly negative impact of single use plastics on our environment – from the oil extraction required to produce it to the damage caused by its disposal – GO Box is committed to funneling frustration and fear into action. By working together, we can make real strides to reduce that impact.

Why are we so sure? Because we’re witnessing it happen: by all measures, *2019 was our biggest year ever.* It brings us such joy to share the following feel-great stats from the last twelve months. Behind these numbers are real individuals and real businesses, making real decisions that matter – that significantly reduce our impact on the planet. We are truly so grateful for our community of subscribers, vendors, corporate partners and supporters, all who play vital roles in our shared success. Thank you!

21,688 disposables avoided by GO Box reusables in 2019 (a 40% increase from 2018)! 

194,121 total disposables avoided by GO Box reusables since our launch in 2011 . That’s equivalent to 7.8 tons (15,529 lbs) – more than the weight of an African elephant!

800 individual subscribers, 38 food vendors and 26 drop sites joined the GO Box community in 2019. 

Our top ten vendors with the highest GO Box utilization rates are: 

  1. New Seasons Market Woodstock
  2. New Seasons Market Seven Corners
  3. Whole Foods in the Pearl
  4. New Seasons Market Hawthorne
  5. Thai Sky
  6. Rabbits Cafe
  7. New Seasons Market Williams
  8. New Seasons Market Concordia
  9. New Seasons Market Slabtown
  10. New Seasons Market Cedar Hills

Our top ten drop sites with the highest GO Box return rates are: 

  1. New Seasons Market Williams
  2. New Seasons Market Woodstock
  3. New Seasons Market Seven Corners
  4. Woonwinkel
  5. Whole Foods in the Pearl
  6. New Seasons Market Hawthorne
  7. Flying Elephants at Fox Tower
  8. New Seasons Market Slabtown
  9. New Seasons Market Concordia
  10. New Seasons Market Cedar Hills

Stay tuned for more record breaking impact in 2020!