ECOlunchbox offers containers and utensils for plastic-free lunches, snacks and more. Their snack containers are especially handy for carrying training treats for my Australian Shepherd, Pippen.

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My Australian Shepherd, Pippen, is a wonderful dog, and I wouldn’t trade him for the world. However, he definitely has his challenges and quirks… and I’m pretty sure he is smarter than me. My wife and I accept that the training process will never really end, which requires treats. Lots and lots of treats.

Crumbly treats, sticky treats, smelly treats, stale treats…. you get the idea.

For too long I carried treats my pockets or in plastic Ziploc bags. But after switching to ECOlunchbox containers, my pockets are clean and my dog training routine is waste-free!

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The Ideal Dog Treat Container

Depending on what we’re working on, Pippen’s training treats range from hot dog chunks to string cheese to crumbly biscuit treats. Regardless of the reward, it sucks finding stale dog treats in your pockets, which often become little stale treat piles on tables and countertops in the house. And don’t get me started on trying to get crumbly treat powder out of the corner of a pants pocket…

Sure, Ziploc bags work fine, but the plastic waste is really hard to justify.

So, I purchased some reusable snack containers from ECOlunchbox. They cost $9.99 to $12.99, depending on the size and style, and they work perfectly for carrying treats around. Here’s what I like about them:

  • Small enough to fit in a pocket yet large enough to hold enough treats for a few walks or a long hike
  • The silicon lids make a tight seal, but are easy to remove
  • The non-toxic stainless steel container is both lightweight and durable
  • Dishwasher safe and easy to clean and reuse

Recently, Pippen has been territorial to other male dogs in the neighborhood, so my wife and I always carry high-value treats (chicken chunks, hot dogs, lunchmeat, etc.) to reward him for minding his manners. I cannot stress enough how convenient it is to carry stinky meat around using an ECOlunchbox snack container.

An ECOlunchbox snack pod fits easily into my jacket pocket. Photo by Pippen.

I suppose ECOlunchbox containers could probably be used for people food, too. In fact, they have a great selection of lunchboxes, bento boxes, and utensils for zero-waste meals on the go.

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Is ECOlunchbox Actually Eco-Friendly?

Not only are ECOlunchbox’s products reusable and eco-friendly, but the company itself seems committed to sustainability. Here are some of the reasons I feel good about buying from this company:

With eco-friendly efforts like these, Pippen can hardly contain his joy over ECOlunchbox!


Photos by Pippen and his roommates.