Our goal is to offer quality, reusable containers as a practical alternative to single-use plastics
The Sustainable Container Co. was founded in 2019 by a couple of young greenies from New Zealand on a quest to source well-made reusable lunchboxes, water bottles, coffee cups and more as a practical substitute to single-use packaging.
It's time to change the way people think about their food packaging choices. Every day we vote with our wallets and by choosing long term, sustainable solutions, we can do our part to help reduce plastic waste, make our lives easier and save our planet.
There are more single use containers being produced today than ever before. We believe more needs to be done to change people's behaviour around this long term. It's one of the most important and simplest ways to reduce the staggering amount of plastic in our oceans and landfills, and this is why we created The Sustainable Container Co.
Our products are made of food grade silicone, a highly durable, leak-free and safer alternative to single-use plastic (which also often contains BPA). Silicone doesn't tante the food with smell or taste and is better for your health as it doesn't contain nasty chemicals often found in plastic.
The environmental impact of single-use plastic is out of control, and in our eyes, the less demand for it, the better.
We've put a lot of thought into the design of our products, they need to be useful for everyday situations. The collapsible design allows these containers to be packed down into handbags, side strap bags and backpacks once the food has been consumed. They're more portable to take to fast food and takeout stores (the smaller containers can fit in a pant pocket when collapsed!), which is a big shift away from single-use.
What's more convenient than low maintenance? We had to make sure our products were easy to care for, while not compromising the quality. They are easily washable, dishwasher and microwave safe, fine to freeze, and can be used to store both hot and cold foods - a big tick from us!
Our products are made to be reused, helping to cut down the cost of eating in the long term. They encourage a little bit more thought and planning, but ultimately keep more money in your wallet for other things. This means, packed lunches are back and better than ever in a more convenient way.
But we know meal prep isn't for everyone and there are other ways to reuse our products. More and more businesses are offering discounts for providing your own containers when eating out - something we can definitely get on board with!