Earth911 Podcast Innovator Interview

Earth 911 talks with Sandra Ann Harris, the founder and president of ECOlunchbox and the author of Say Goodbye to Plastic: A Survival Guide for Plastic-Free Living. She’s been living an increasingly plastic-free lifestyle for several years and shares her experience and what she’s learned along the way.

There are many small things that you can do daily to help reduce waste. Taking lunch as an example, using reusable bags, utensils, and containers can be helpful but are they made with the best materials? Harris offers her answer: the range of steel and silicone lunchboxes, reusable lunch bags, and biodegradable utensils from ECOlunchbox, the company she founded.

ECOlunchbox founder and president Sandra Ann Harris
ECOlunchbox founder and president Sandra Ann Harris

Harris also shares her plastic-free Thanksgiving tips. One is how to write holiday party invitations that prepare your guests to reduce food waste, packaging waste, and food storage waste — and still have a great time. There are many ways to plan for a waste-free holiday. Perhaps this Thanksgiving can be the first step to your family’s plastic-free future.

Visit for alternatives to plastic food packaging and flatware, then check out Harris’ book for help saying “goodbye” to plastic.

By Earth911

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