Reusable Takeout Container Pilot

Please support the green dining district green box to go program.  greenUP! developed the program to give a long due option to environmentally conscious people who wish to see community level, tangible commitments to waste reduction. Each one of the containers can be recirculated hundreds of times, potentially preventing thousands of single use containers from entering landfills.

Here’s how it works!

When ordering a meal to go, customers will have the option to make a one-time subscription purchase that allows them to check out one of the containers as many times they like. Then they request their food be packaged in one of the reusable Green Boxes and take it with them as with any other take-out box. Then all that’s left is to do is rinse the container out, drop it in one of the return boxes located at The Union, Scoups Ice Cream and Soup Bar, Squeeze In, or So Juicy, and pick up a new token to exchange for another box the next time they want to order take out.

The aim is to incorporate sustainability into take-out orders in a way that is convenient for the customer. No need to worry about sanitizing or maintaining the containers. Just return them cleanly, collect a token, have your rewards punch card stamped, and be on your way.

The service comes at a one-time cost of $20, which grants customers the ability to check out one box at a time, with unlimited returns and check-outs, much like a library card. A four-box-at-a-time family plan is also available for $40.

You can purchase your green box to go containers directly from this website or use a QR code to purchase at the participating restaurants.