Customers check out a Green GrubBox reusable at a participating restaurant using the Green GrubBox app. When checking out their reusable, customers scan the QR or RFID code on each reusable using their phone, allowing Green GrubBox to have real time statistics on how many containers are in use. After the container is scanned it provides an alert and date stamp time notification along with a list of the nearest drop stations located to that user. After customers finish their meal, they can use the Green GrubBox mobile app to locate the nearest Auto DropStation or consult the website. The Auto DropStation interactive screen guides the user through the return process and uses our RFID technology.
Users are sent reminders on their phone to return their reusable if it is not checked back in within 24 hours. Users can keep the container for up to two weeks but after that may have to pay a replacement fee if they do not let Green GrubBox know what the status is. Green GrubBox works with customers in this process and haven’t yet charged any replacement fees.
For systems where dishwashing is provided, GreenGrub Box picks up dirty containers from restaurants and capture bins on a regular pick up schedule using an e-bike/bike trailer combo for area location pickups which are then transferred to a cargo van. Only environmentally friendly detergents are used in dishwashing, and containers are air dried before being reused. Green GrubBox is also exploring the use of rain capture and renewable energy at their washing facilities.
When delivering clean containers to participating sites, handlers wear clean latex gloves, and clean and dirty bins do not come in contact with one another.
Green Grubbox also has a system for auto check out of containers for campus kiosks.