Street Food Box
In December 2019, Eddie Stableford went to the Mill Road Winter Fair and had a great time. Late in the afternoon he watched as Council workers did a heroic job clearing up all the rubbish. He was brought up short by just how much rubbish there was: towering mounds of polythene sacks filled with paper cups, plastic plates, knives and forks, napkins. It was a nightmarish image that wouldn’t leave him.
Eddie discovered that in the UK we throw away 11 billion items of food-to-go packaging every year, and it’s all going into landfill. And we’re running out of land. Then Eddie thought about the popularity of reusable coffee cups and wondered why there wasn’t something similar for food-to-go. With the 2025 Single Use Plastics Act in his sights, Eddie decided to fill that gap.
One year later, Eddie is ready to launch the Street Food Box. It’s multi-use, compact and easy to carry (it folds up small enough to fit into a jeans pocket), dishwasher, microwave and stain proof, and made from 100% recyclable plastic. It’s a funky piece of kit and it’s made in the UK. The design is an eye-catching, flat, retro colour look, emblazoned with the Street Food Box mantra, ‘Eat, Rinse, Sleep, Repeat’. There are two versions: one with a cutlery compartment containing knife, fork, spoon and chopsticks (made from wheat straw), and a ‘baby’ box for noodles, cereals, soup.
You probably want one. Well, you can buy one but first you’ll have to register your interest on the Street Food Box website as Eddie is about to launch a kickstarter campaign. The first orders will be fulfilled within three to four weeks and they will fund a full production run. When you’ve got your Street Food Box, head down to Cambridge market and eat, rinse, sleep, repeat. That will make Eddie (and the planet) happy.