Seeking to replicate the adoption of zero waste tools in coffee cups and grocery bags, Re has designed the Swap Box, a lunch box specifically created to make on-the-go and takeaway food consumption easier to adopt.
Created using human-centred design principles, the Swap Box is fully collapsible, providing a space-saving solution for those already laden on their daily commute and accommodates diverse meals, from a wrap to poke bowl or salad. It’s also dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, is spill-proof for post-use transportation and is made of BPA free, food-grade silicone, nylon and tempered glass. Each Swap Box has the potential to save up to 44 kilos of waste.
“The replacement of disposable coffee cups started with owned reusables that make behaviour change tangible. By introducing new, innovative products to this industry we can make a much greater impact on waste production.”, says CEO and Founder, Madeline Honingford. “Until we can fully scale return schemes, we believe owned reusables play a crucial role in the journey towards more sustainable takeaway consumption.”
According to Statistics NZ, Kiwis are spending 27% of our food budget on meals from restaurants and takeaways and this continues to rise. Re has set a target to stop 1.4 million pieces of meal packaging waste from being used and they need New Zealanders to achieve this goal.
Swap Box launches February 2021. To pre-register for their Kickstarter campaign join their mailing list at www.re.company or follow them on Instagram.