The sun rises over Friburg, Switzerland

We created Olivebox to make it easier for you to tackle climate change.

No single person can end the climate crisis on their own, but we can all make a difference.

Right now, we live in a world where emissions are unavoidable. We need to rapidly reduce our emissions, and offset what we can’t yet reduce.

Our planet doesn’t have time to wait.

*Historical emissions and predictions via En-ROADS. 1 2 Predicted events via IPCC Report (2018).

It’s sometimes difficult to know what to do about the climate crisis.

We hear all the time that we should use reusable bags or go vegan or speak up more, but how do you know what moves the needle? At Olivebox, we want to make it easy for anyone to make a difference—to unlock the collective action of millions. Our planet doesn’t have time to wait.

1.75 Earths required to meet all of humanity’s raw material needs this year.

You might have heard of earth overshoot day, which marks the date when humanity’s demand for
ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.
In 2021, it fell on July 29.

Under today’s linear model, the amount of resources extracted from our planet are rising by nearly
2% per year with roughly 82bn tons of raw materials expected to be extracted from the planet in
2020, more than double that required in 1980. And that’s only the stuff that we want.
The Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) estimates that OECD countries produce 21bn tons
of materials that never enter the economic system, such as harvesting losses, dredged materials, and
other by-products.

we must change how we use our available resources to help heal the Earth while sustaining the population.

The world population is predicted to reach 10.9bn people by the year 2100. While our population
growth rate is slowing, the amount of new people who need access to resources each year is
outpacing the Earth’s ability to support them.

With natural and man-made crises looming (access to fresh water and food, fossil fuel depletion, and
rising temperatures due to climate change), we must change how we use our available resources to
help heal the Earth while sustaining the population.

HSBC – “Waste less, grow more,” September, 2019

We are at a critical inflection point.

It’s clear that business-as-usual is not a sustainable practice. We are at a critical inflection point
where significant behavioral changes must occur in nearly every aspect of our lives, including how
we package, distribute, and use food, beverage, and non-food products.
At the least, we can begin being conscious about the packaging of the products we buy source
reduction efforts in packaging, including:

- Choosing lighter-weight packaging wherever possible.
- Ensure there is a recycling options for the packaging
- Buy concentrated liquid products where possible to reduce the amount of space and energy required to ship water.

Satellite imagery is used to track deforestation in the Amazon.

We’re focussed on creating immediate, real impact.

Our products and processes are built upon the responsible stewardship of Earth’s resources. Our business strategy—and resulting solutions—are built around the core idea that we can do more with less.

Learn more about the steps we’re taking:

Our Packaging

Replacing heavy materials with lighter-weight or 100% compostables ones.

Our Priorities

Everything from regenerative agriculture to solar run distribution centres.