Planet or Plastic?

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  Trash is having a moment. Specifically, trash made from plastic. National Geographic opened the cover feature in the June issue with the statement: “We made it. We depend on it. We’re drowning in it.” As it suggests, our relationship with plastic is complex. Developed in the mid-1880s the first plastics were made to replace ivory from elephant tusks. By …

GO Box is Going Digital in the New Year!

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As of January 1, all GO Box transactions will occur via our mobile app and tokens will be retired. If you already use our app, this change won’t affect you. If you currently use tokens, you’ll need to download the app in order to continue using GO Box. How to make the switch — in 3 easy steps: Download the …

We’re Hiring!

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GO Box Needs a Rider! Do you get excited by the challenge of working on your bike, pulling a hefty trailer, and helping to reduce waste? We’re a small, mission-driven company that provides reusable takeout containers to downtown food vendors and their customers. We’re looking for an energetic, upbeat, and strong-legged person who can brave the winter rains of Portland …

One in a Million Competition

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News Release:  GO Box Selected as Semi-finalist in the “One in a Million” Startup Competition Reusable takeout container service is among 15 contenders from 9 states who will vie for the $10,000 grand prize at the finals held during Global Entrepreneurship Week GO Box has been chosen as a semifinalist in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s “One in a Million” …

13 New GO Box Vendors to Try!

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Did you know that since April, we have added 13 new vendors to our ever-growing list of places you can enjoy a waste-free meal? You can always check out the list of participating vendors — both food carts as well as brick and mortar restaurants — but here, for your convenience, are the newest ones to join. Cookie Cabana (2nd …

Why GO Box is better than single use containers

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Wondering how a GO Box compares to a disposable container in terms of its environmental impact?Well, we decided to do some digging about different to-go options and their environmental impacts. How does GO Box really stack up? Reusable containers (like GO Box) are by far the best, most sustainable option around. Most of the environmental impacts of a product occur …

See Us On CNN!

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The word is out! Reporters from CNN Headline News (HLN) stopped by to talk to GO Box and interview some of the many Portlanders who use the service. Check out the one-minute video here!

CNN to Feature GO Box in it’s “Start Small, Think Big” Segment

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CNN Program Aims to Spotlight Start-ups with Big Impact   Portland, OR – Laura Weiss is no stranger to media inquiries. Her start-up program, GO Box, has received national recognition in the three years its been in operation. But this November, Weiss welcomed a new media outlet to the Portland food cart scene when CNN came to town to feature …

Top Ten GO Box Vendors

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The Most Popular Vendors According to GO Box Customers This list was created by tallying up how many boxes are used by each vendor on average per month and we are presenting them in alphabetical order. This is the list for you if you want to know where other GO Boxers are frequenting for delicious food! With over 75 vendors …

GO Box Celebrates 50,000 Disposable Containers Saved

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Reusable To-Go Container Service Aims to Do Away with Throw Away Containers in Downtown Portland Portland, OR – GO Box, a Portland-based service providing reusable containers to people receiving to-go food in Downtown Portland, has reached its three-year anniversary and is simultaneously celebrating its achievement of eliminating the use of over 50,000 disposable to-go food containers. GO Box is the …