Reusable Takeout Container Series Example: Go Box

Go Box is a reusable takeout container where its distribution and collection is offered through food vendors and or central collection "drop sites". 

Their unique selling points are:

REDUCES WASTE - GO Box reduces the number of styrofoam, plastic, and cardboard takeout containers in circulation and in our landfills. Throw away packaging litters oceans, piles up in landfills, and contributes greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

EASY TO USE - Conveniently located drop sites and their free mobile app make pick ups and returns fast and easy. On-site drop box locations are found in centralized foodservice buildings, offices through their Corporate Program, Farmers Markets to enable Food Truck use, etc...

DURABLE, BPA-FREE - GO Box containers are made from BPA-free, #5 plastic. The result is a sturdy, durable container that holds your leftovers better than any flimsy paper, plastic, or styrofoam to-go box. GO Box also snaps shut for leak-free transporting.

SAFE - Boxes are sanitized in a Commercial Kitchen. Used containers are washed thanks to generous support from Transition Projects and the original restaurant/vendor.

BIKE POWERED - Staying true to their mission to make eating out sustainable and environmentally friendly, all GO Box pickups and deliveries are done by bicycle.

The Go Box Service works like this:

  1. Download App or visit website
  2. Sign up - $18-$24 Annually
  3. Go to a vendor, show them your app info, and you get your meal in a GO Box.
  4. Eat.
  5. Drop the container off at a GO Box Drop Site and then scan the QR Code to prove your return.
  6. Viola!!

Current Status:

  • 80+ Vendors
  • 3,000+ Subscribers
  • 100,000+ Disposable Containers Prevented

Go Box Service is accessed through web and App, here are a few images of each.

App Sign Up:



Food Vendors

Container Drop Points

More on GO Box:

GO Box San Fran
GO Box Portland
GO Box Website