A bit about Boox

Hi!Ā šŸ‘‹ Matt here, Co-founder & CEO of Boox. I hope you visitedĀ ourĀ site because you're interested inĀ improvingĀ your environmental impactā€”either as a consumer or as a businessā€”by reducing waste. Though it's going to take an enormousĀ global effort toĀ curb climate change, it only takes a smallĀ individualĀ step to get started. Boox exists to help you get started!

Collectively, we can makeĀ real change happen. We have to.

Thanks for stopping by. If you ever want to chat, get in touch!

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Our Mission

Boox is on a mission to eliminate waste. We provide reusable alternatives to single-use products, and are building a returnsĀ network to helpĀ circulate reusables around the globe šŸŒ for use (and reuse) by everyone.Ā 

We're starting our journey by replacing theĀ cardboard box with a lovable, reusable alternative, called a "boox"!Ā Now whenĀ youĀ buy something online, it can come in a reusable boox, instead of a single-use piece of trash.Ā 

As a B Corp, it's in our charter as a company to make decisions that are good for the planet and for humans, in addition to being good for business. That's why we'll always be transparent about our environmental impact, and will focus on measuring our progress and sharing it publicly, to keep us and our stakeholders accountable for all the right reasons.Ā We're just getting started. šŸŒˆ

How it works
Boox supplies e-commerce retailers with booxes, based on shipping volume and product sizing. When you ship your products in a boox,Ā customers are instructed to return the booxĀ inĀ theĀ outgoing mail, or by dropping off their boox at a local Return Place (available in select cities, for now) or by scheduling a home pickup of multiple booxes (coming soon!).Ā 

Boox bills brand clients a service fee ranging from $1.50 - $2.75 per shipment. This fee covers all costs associated with returns, including the return label for mailbacks.Ā If booxes get dropped off at return places, your customers earn rewards from local businesses, or special gifts from Boox partner brands, to incentivize them to return their booxes! As we grow, Return Places will start popping up all over the country šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡ø and, eventually, all over the world. šŸ‡ØšŸ‡¦šŸ‡¦šŸ‡·šŸ‡ŖšŸ‡·šŸ‡øšŸ‡ŖšŸ‡³šŸ‡«šŸ‡µšŸ‡¬šŸ‡¦šŸ‡¶

There's no rush to return a boox, so we encourage people to drop them off šŸš²Ā on a trip they're already taking.Ā This is our way of making sure Boox is minimizing environmental impact, and keeping the service as convenient as possible.Ā 

Once a bunch of booxes are returned, we collect them, refurbish them, sanitize them, and get them back to our partners so they can be used over and over again.Ā To minimize impact, we distribute booxes back to our brand partners as locally as possibleā€”we'll always try toĀ ship an empty Boox the shortest distance we can.Ā 

Circular economy šŸ”„
Booxes can be reused 20+ times beforeĀ reaching "end of life"Ā and being recycled. That means that for every boox made, we can not makeĀ 19+Ā cardboard boxes, because a single boox can carry the equivalent of 20+ shipments in cardboard throughout its life. The conceptĀ of reuse significantly reduces the useĀ of raw materials, energy, processing, transportation, and landfill waste created by single-use products, but it requires participationĀ at every stage of a product's lifecycle. Boox's approach toĀ embrace circular economy is to align incentives all along the circular path of reuse.Ā 

Reuse is thought of as "circular" because once the raw materials are processed, the end product is used over and over by the same person, or others in the community. As long as we can keep the product in the network and take care of it, it never goes to the landfill.Ā Ā 

This is a great graphic from our friends at Boyish Jeans that sums the whole thing up and explainsĀ how Boox works, too:

Boyish Jeans circular economy graphic

Our friends over at ATHR BeautyĀ just created this great blog post to help explain the benefits of reuse as well!

Consumer-powered recovery

As direct-to-consumer e-commerce has exploded, our existing infrastructure can't keep up with the amount of stuff being sent straight to our homes. Bins are stuffed full and landfills are filling up.Ā  On top of that, its annoying!Ā šŸ“¦šŸ“¦šŸ˜”šŸ“¦šŸ“¦ Breaking down cardboard boxes is no way to spend your Sunday afternoon.

Instead of stuffing bins with more cardboard,Ā Boox users drop their booxes in the outgoing mail šŸ“¬, or at a local return place, or schedule a pickup. No trash in the bin, no landfill, no need to blend a bunch of cardboard boxes into paper paste just to make more boxes.Ā 

What's at stake
ThisĀ year, more than 200,000,000,000 cardboard boxesĀ will be shipped around the world. One Billion treesĀ šŸŒ²šŸŒ²šŸŒ² were chopped down to make that cardboard, and the cardboard boxes were used just once, to carry a product from a store to your home.Ā 

We can do better.
Boox is better. šŸŒˆ

If you're a brand looking to stop sending your customers trash, let's get started!

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