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Founder and CEO
Ted Wallis formed Green GrubBox in January of 2018 after arriving at the idea while researching his thesis project in graduate school at Seattle University. I’d sit down in the food court of the Columbia Tower in Seattle nearly every day watching countless people struggle with figuring out how to compost or recycle their lunch waste. Many ended up putting items in the wrong spot, or just giving up entirely and trashing everything. I thought to myself ‘there has got to be another option.
Digging deeper, he learned from officials at Seattle Public Utilities, King County Public Health, the Seattle City Council and individuals from several area environmental organizations that a reusable container program had been discussed but not pursued. That was all he needed to begin building the entrepreneurial framework of the GGB concept. Armed with a passion for sustainability, GGB set our sights sky high to begin shifting the paradigm of how takeout food is consumed and handled in Seattle. Prior to launching GGB Ted worked as a network engineer and project manager for an IP law firm in Seattle for 8 years.
As a lifelong environmental and animal rights advocate, GGB’s commitment to sustainability and waste reduction aligns directly with Ted’s desire to protect our planet for future generations, including creating a greener world for his son and daughter.