GreenUP Box Subscription Review – October 2018
greenUP Box is a monthly subscription box that focuses on providing earth-friendly discoveries to reduce the use of disposable plastic in your life, replacing those items with reusable, more eco-friendly finds.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About greenUP Box
The Subscription Box: greenUP Box
The Cost: $42.95/month + $3 shipping
The Products: At least $70 worth of eco-friendly products empowering you to use less plastic and produce less waste in one area of your life each month
Ships to: US
This month’s box focuses on minimizing plastic use at your workplace, specifically in the break room.
Each box comes with a detailed list of each item featured in the box as well as how and why you should utilize each product.
Blue Water Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Box, 24oz – Retail Value $22.99
This nifty container holds up to 3 cups and has a splash-proof silicone lid that really locks on, using its non-slip tabs. It is dishwasher safe; however, do NOT put this baby into the microwave! It measures 6.5” x 4.75”, and really feels light compared to my Pyrex containers. I also like how durable this container is (unbreakable!), and I can see myself putting it to good use!
Wooden Travel Utensils – Retail Value $7.99
The linked set above may not be the exact one featured this month, but it appears to be very similar. Travel utensils are such a great idea to carry in your car or bag (these barely take up any space and are very light — totally doable!). I hate using plasticware, and these feel so sturdy and comfortable in my hands. The dark wood and handle details are visually appealing, too! The instructions advise you to hand wash quickly and allow to air to give this wooden set a longer life.
The Silicone Food Bag – Buy a pack of 4 for $15.99
I already have a few of these, and they are great! I use them all the time for lunches, dog treats, freezing food – you name it! They are thick and durable and hold quite a bit. Washing silicone bags is easy, and once you get the hang of using them, you will swap out your baggies altogether. Once again, the link I provided is for a similar item I found (and stand behind!) on Amazon. These also do not contain any of the gross chemicals found in regular plastic bags, and they are made of food grade silicone.
GogoBags Reusable Cotton Snack Bags – Buy a pack of 2 for $18.99
GogoBags are made out of durable and thicker-than-usual cotton and are another item meant to replace your typical plastic snack bags. I wouldn’t put anything wet, sticky or sloppy in these bags, just because I don’t like looking at stains and messes that I can’t just wipe away, but this bag will be great for pretzels, chips, etc.
Mason Jar Lifestyle Mason Jar Drinking Lid – Retail Value $4.99
The website for this lid’s company is satiating my inner hipster – everything in mason jars! And put those mason jars in faux leather koozies and top it off with a bamboo straw! I didn’t have any mason jars handy to test this lid out, but I find the idea behind it appealing. The site states that this lid will fit any jar from a half pint to a half gallon. This jar topper is made from 100% food grade silicone and comes in an array of colors.
Verdict: I definitely share greenUP’s incentive: I’ve made it my mission to recycle as much as I can, and I avoid plastic bags and straws like the plague. I like that they have a monthly theme to attack different areas of your life every month, and this month’s “workplace/break room” theme is a nice start to living greener. I am very happy and willing to incorporate eco-friendly items into my life to make my carbon footprint smaller, and that is where greenUP comes in! This box is worth checking out, inspiring new ways to help minimize waste and plastic use and giving you the tools to do so!
Since I wasn’t quite sure of the source or brand of a few of the products sent this month, I can only guesstimate that the cost of a box comprised of comparable items is somewhere around $45. Although they didn’t hit their promise of providing items worth $70 this month, I know I will utilize everything they sent.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will get November’s:
Order before the 24th and boxes ship on the 27th. Boxes arrive around the first of the month, just in time to kick off a new plastic reducing habit. We can’t wait to see the change you’ll be in this world! After your first month, you’ll be automatically charged on the 20th and boxes continue to ship the 27th.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $42.95 +$3 shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $9.19.
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