UK’s First Reusable Lunchbox Scheme
CauliBox is a network of reusable lunchboxes, making sustainable the convenient choice. We offer restaurants and customers the opportunity to ditch disposables with our reusable waste-packaging scheme!
At the heart of CauliBox is our platform, where customers can easily order from their restaurants and work in unison to minimise waste and embrace reusables.
Our aim is to disrupt the urban food industry, helping customers & restaurants transition to reusable boxes by making the processes of sourcing, returning, washing and collecting simple and convenient.
CauliBox stands out in the way in which it is built on a circular system, meaning that not only are the CauliBox containers 100% recyclable, but we also fully take care of the end-life cycle.
We carefully monitor the movement of all our CauliBoxes between the customers, and our partners. We also kindly ask the restaurants and our customers to return products which are either damaged or no longer useful.
Once a CauliBox’s time has passed, we return the box to our production centre who then recycles them into new products.
Just two foodies trying to save our planet
Having both worked as city professionals, we know how busy everyday life can get - sometimes you feel like you don’t even have the time to wash your dishes!
Living in London, we enjoyed the vibrant street food scene around our offices. However, we noticed that the office bins were constantly piled up with takeout food packaging.
After a bit of digging, we found that around 11 billion pieces of packaging waste are produced every year from food-on-the-go; the delicious takeaways we loved came with a hefty price tag for the environment.
This was a huge problem with no available solution...
So we took matters into our own hands
We started grabbing after-work drinks and meeting for weekend brainstorming sessions to find the answer.
Countless hours of ideas later, we had it! Armed with 20 lunch boxes, a clipboard and the dream of London’s first reusable lunchbox scheme, we marched over to a food market to recruit members for the first trial.
From there, a 10-person trial snowballed into a 250 strong membership scheme with over 10 participating vendors in an extended trial with the Westminster City Council, looking to expand to all street markets in the borough.
We want to help big and small food businesses of all cuisines make the simple step of switching to reusables.