Getting takeout is delicious, it’s convenient, it’s affordable, it’s fast and it’s awesome. But it’s also wasteful. At least it was, until there was GO Box. GO Box is a service providing reusable takeout containers for food vendors and their customers. Here’s how it works: You sign up for GO Box and download the free GO Box mobile app. Use the app to get your food at a participating vendor, then get your food served in a reusable GO Box. When you’re done, simply return it to a nearby drop site and use the app to scan the code. Then you’re ready to use GO Box again. We pick up the used containers, we have them washed in a commercial kitchen and then we return them clean to the vendors. And we do that all by bicycle. I’m Laura Weiss. I’m the owner and founder of GO Box. I started GO Box because I saw a need for a more sustainable option for people who live and work in downtown Portland and find themselves eating takeout regularly. With GO Box they can make a choice to use a reusable container and skip the disposables. Lots of companies in downtown Portland offer a GO Box drop site and even a shared GO Box subscription for their employees. So far GO Box users have saved over 100,000 single-use disposable containers from the landfill. And you can help make this number even higher by using GO Box at any of the participating vendors in downtown Portland. Now there’s finally a fast and simple way for people to lower their environmental footprint while enjoying the convenience of takeout.