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greenUP Box Subscription Review – October 2020

Abby Holsinger
ByAbby HolsingerOct 21, 2020 | 5 comments

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greenUP Box is a bi-monthly subscription box that focuses on providing earth-friendly discoveries to reduce the use of disposable plastic in your life. This subscription will help to replace those items with reusable, more eco-friendly finds. Each box is curated around a theme of everyday life to sustain plastic-free habits within that area of your life.

greenUP offers several different subscription types. This review is of the bi-monthly Market Box for $39.95/delivery + $3 U.S. shipping.

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

ACTIVE DEAL: 10% off of your first quarterly box

The Cost: $39.95/month + shipping

The Products: 4-6 eco-friendly products empowering you to use less plastic and produce less waste in one area of your life.

Ships to: The continental U.S. for $3; Alaska and Hawaii for $6

greenUP The Work Day Review


Each box arrives with a product list complete with a brief description of each item. Most of the items this month are from Hav & Jord. They don't have an online shop, which is coming soon, so I linked their Instagram throughout this review.


Stainless & Silicone Tea Strainer

I drink tea 24/7, so of course, I have quite a few tea strainers, but this sleek accessory is unique to my collection. It fits a generous portion of tea, and the silicone stem stands straight up instead of getting lost in my hot tea like your typical stringed teabags always do. Simply separate the ball at the silicone ring, fill it with tea, then push it back together. This strainer is also dishwasher safe.


Stainless Steel Lunchbox, 2-Tier Extra Large

This lunchbox is a modern take on a vintage classic. The stainless steel is not smudge-proof, but luckily, each piece is dishwasher safe. This petite box is leakproof and is perfectly portable for a quick bite on the go. I really like the two-tier feature which will help to keep food more organized, although, I am not sure what I could keep on the bottom layer because it is not very deep, but I know I will find something!


Bamboo & Glass Bottle 

While I don't think I will use this for sanitizer because I prefer liquid formulas, I will definitely be rehousing my fragrance oil into this portable vessel. This sleek roller glides onto the skin smoothly, and honestly, I am quite tempted to keep it empty because the metal feels cold and refreshing under my eyes. It is lightweight, looks stylish, and the lid screws on tightly, reducing the risk of any leaks.


Bamboo Utensils & Case

At first glance, I assumed this was for cooking because of how large the pieces are, but it is indeed cutlery, which makes way more sense. These comically large utensils are made from sustainable and organic bamboo. I love that this kit includes everything you could possibly need when on the go: a fork, knife, spoon, a straw, straw cleaner, and chopsticks. This set is made to last, but in order to keep it in tip-top shape, hand-washing is a must.


Silicone Ziplock Snack Bag

Last Christmas, my sister gifted me a set of Stasher silicone bags (very similar to this product); when I opened them, I thought they were so neat, but I wasn't sure if I would use them too often. Well, at this point, I don't know what I would do without them. I bring snacks everywhere I go, especially when I am running around with the baby, and this bag, like the Stashers, is the perfect substitute for a plastic sandwich bag, plus, you don't get that plastic taste that transfers into your food. This bag is dishwasher and microwave safe, too!

Verdict: The Work Day Box was full of useful items to use in the breakroom – or your home office, as the case for many may be. Even though the utensils are comically large, I will definitely put them to use, along with the lunch box and silicone snack bag. I am trying to improve my diet, so this month's picks will definitely come in handy and encourage me to pack healthier choices, rather than buying my lunch every day.

This box costs $39.95 +$3 shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $8.59. This subscription poses as a great reminder to be mindful of all the plastic and waste we so easily accumulate, and although greenUP did not provide values for each item, I would definitely pay the $8.59 for the quality items in this box.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? As of 10/20, this box is still available – but going fast. Use this page to confirm whether it's still in stock!

ACTIVE DEAL: 10% off of your first quarterly box

Value Breakdown: This box costs $39.95 +$3 shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $8.59.

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Abby Holsinger
Abby Holsinger
I’m a self-proclaimed “cool mom” who loves a little, who am I kidding, a lot of razzle-dazzle. I have been box-obsessed for over 10 years, and I am always on the hunt for new beauty, fun flair and trendy clothing boxes. A fun night for me includes an exfoliating foot mask and a bag of Dot's Pretzels while binging Rupaul’s Drag Race.

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Could we see a pic of the utensils in hand? They look normal size with nothing to compare to. Thanks!

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I just did some measuring, and the fork measures a little over 7.5″, and my forks at home measure a little over 6.5″. The forked end is normal, but the handle seems very long to me, especially for traveling utensils. 🙂

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This lunch box container reminds me way back in Russia they used similar containers to boil needles and medical tools because we did not have single use needles. Dentist tools used to be boiled as well before it was used on another person 🙂

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Thanks for that. I love history and when we share a little bit about our lives. Thanks, Svetlana.
The American obsession with conveniance in the 70’s and 80’s supported the creation of plastic lunch bags, microwave dinners housed in plastic, single use paper napkins, etc. Now as we turn to reusable products, I wonder if it reminds those who came from countries that did not have the same market conditions as the U.S., if these products remind them of the products they used to see back in their home countries? Just a thought. I certainly don’t mean that the U.S. was, or is, superior, quite the opposite, actually. Our drive to modernize created a lot of innovation, but also a lot of waste.

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This looks nice. Unsure if it’s worth so much (the tea strainer is maybe worth $5, so is everything else worth $9ish dollars each? Unsure.), but I’d like to see what their next box is like.

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