Green Product, Other, Socially Responsible, Travel Item
PlanetBox Complete is the new eco- and easy-way to pack healthy, waste-free lunches. Part bento box, part TV dinner tray, PlanetBox is the custom-designed, all-in-one solution for packing well-balanced lunches kids love. Made out of high quality stainless steel, it’s the safe, non-toxic alternative to plastic. Individual compartments ensure foods don't touch each other and that lunch arrives looking neat and appealing. The individual compartments remind parents to pack a varied lunch, which includes fruits and veggies, and the box makes eating lunch quick and easy for kids. Even though PlanetBox is designed for kids, it also works great for adults who want to pack a healthy lunch without overeating. Each set comes with a PlanetBox lunchbox: 2 lidded containers with a silicone rubber seal for packing wet, messy foods; a Carry Bag made out of recycled material; and a set of magnets to decorate the top of the lunchbox. Safe, non-toxic, non leaching materials - no lead, PVC, phthalates, or BPA. PlanetBox lets parents pack a totally waste-free lunch, which lightens the environmental footprint on the planet. While many people are used to the “convenience” of using single-use plastic baggies and containers, all that convenience makes 90 pounds of garbage per year, per kid! All that garbage ends up in oceans and landfills and contributes to more global warming gases, which threaten our children’s future. Most plastic food containers claim to be recyclable even though they are made of resins that are not readily recyclable. Your PlanetBox is truly 100% recyclable. The company will recycle it after years of good use! PlanetBox is made of high quality, 300 and 400 series food-grade stainless steel -- safe, non-toxic, non-leaching metals. Storing food in stainless steel is a better alternative to plastic, and has been used by other cultures for generations. Questions still exist about the safety of storing food in plastic. Several research studies have found that dangerous chemicals in plastic can leach into food and beverages. These chemicals can be hazardous to health. Skip potential problems with plastic and pack food in a PlanetBox. The PlanetBox lunchbox measures 10 inches x 7.5 inches x 1.5 inches. The Carry Bag measures 11.5 x 9.5 x 2 inches, has a pocket to hold a water bottle, and a separate compartment to hold a snack. Dishwasher safe. Not designed for hot foods. Five-year warranty on metal components, one-year on soft goods. Not like the old fashioned metal lunch box, PlanetBox delivers lunch transportation for the green generation.
PlanetBox is designed to pack waste-free, toxin-free lunches, which lightens the environmental footprint on the planet. It sources materials very carefully, ensuring they are the most environmentally friendly possible. All products contain no lead, vinyl/PVC, Phthalates, Bisphenol-A(BPA), or other harmful or toxic substances. PlanetBox Lunch Box and Dippers are made of high quality 18/8 (300 SS) and 18/0 (400 SS, not 200 SS) stainless steel, which is food-safe in that it does not leach toxic chemicals when in contact with food. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable, meaning less waste in landfills. The exterior of the carry bags are made out of 100% recycled polyester made from downcycled water bottles. The internal materials are PU coated, which is more environmentally friendly than conventional PVC coatings. Magnets are not made out of PVC/vinyl, which is the most toxic kind of plastic produced. These magnets are made of synthetic rubber material certified to be free of toxic materials and accepted as safe for use in European markets (which have much stricter environmental health regulations than the USA).
How 3rd Stone Design/PlanetBox is a Green Company
Our company strives to be green in its office practices. We use recycled paper, bike and drive hybrid cars to and from work, and recycle all waste, including ink cartridges. The president has visited all the product suppliers. Many suppliers have ISO 9001 certifications and they partner with companies who have a commitment to the health and safety of employees and the environment. PlanetBox packages products with minimal waste and uses recycled materials. It delivers products to customers using the US Postal Service. According to Green America, entitled "Green Your Shipping," you can’t beat the US Postal Service (USPS), which comes to your house daily, unlike other carriers that have to make special trips to bring you a package. The USPS uses water-based inks for its stamps, and its Priority and Express envelopes and boxes have been Cradle-to-Cradle certified for meeting high environmental standards from manufacture to disposal. A third of all USPS deliveries are made on foot, and its delivery fleet includes electric, hybrid, and biodiesel vehicles. It has also been working to reduce energy use and incorporating green design elements in its buildings, and its employees are unionized.
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