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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Goodbyn lunchbox made out of plastic? Is it safe?
Goodbyn lunchboxes are made out of plastic to keep your lunch safe, sealed, and unharmed in their journey to work or school. The hard plastic shell ensures that food returning from school or work will come back in one piece! We use virgin plastics to comply with the FDA for food contact and children's safety requirements (most post-consumer recycled plastics are not FDA approved). In the future, we hope to use 100% recycled plastic as our base material for all of our products, and are working hard at finding a single-source plastics recycler to do just that!

Your Goodbyn lunchbox is made from recyclable food-safe plastics: #5 polypropylene (lunchbox and bottle lid) and #2 high-density polyethylene (bottle). They are approved by the FDA, are the most benign of all plastics on the market, and are BPA and phthalate-free. Goodbyn products comply with CPSIA standards (US), EN71 standards (Europe), and also comply with all Australia & New Zealand standards for direct/indirect food contact and child safety.
Click here to see the the product testing details for our products.

What are the dimensions of Goodbyn lunchbox and its compartments?
The Goodbyn Original lunchbox has been designed to slide comfortably into any standard size backpack, as well as cubby holes at school. The overall lunchbox dimensions are 13 x 8.5 x 3" (330 x 216 x 76 mm). Here's some approximate dimensions and volumes of the individual compartments and the bottle:

large top "head":
7.5 x 3.5 x 2.5" (190.5 x 89 x 63.5 mm); 2.75c (650ml)

bottle compartment:
5.5 x 2 x 2.5" (140 x 50 x 63.5 mm); 1.27c (300ml) (up to divider)

treat compartment:
1 x 2 x 2.5" (25 x 50 x 63.5 mm); 0.27c (65ml) (up to divider)

large middle "belly":
4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5" (114 x 89 x 63.5 mm); 2.11c (500ml)

side compartments (each):
3.5 x 1.5 x 2" (89 x 38 x 50 mm); 0.64c (150ml)

1.75 x 2.25 x 5.45" (45 x 57 x 138mm); 8oz (236.5ml)

The Goodbyn Bynto has three compartments, but the drink bottle size is the same as the Goodbyn Original lunchbox. The overall size of Bynto is 10.5 x 6.75 x 2.5" (266.7 x 171.45 x 63.5mm):

large top "head":
5.75 x 3.25 x 2" (146 x 82.6 x 50.8 mm); 1.875c (443.6ml)

middle bottle compartment:
5.625 x 2.625 x 2" (142.9 x 66.7 x 50.8 mm); 2c (473.18ml)

bottom compartment:
5 x 1.875 x 2" (140 x 47.6 x 50.8 mm); 1.2c (283.9ml)

1.75 x 2.25 x 5.45" (45 x 57 x 138mm); 8oz (236.5m)

What are the best ways to pack a Goodbyn? How do I pack a sandwich?
The Goodbyn is ideal for sandwiches, leftovers, fruits, veggies, snacks and treats. The drink bottle is excellent for liquids like milk, water, juice or even salad dressing or a smoothie. The Goodbyn seals tightly, but we do not suggest placing thin liquids in the larger compartments.

We’ve specially designed the center lower compartment of the Goodbyn Original lunchbox to fit any whole sandwich cut and stacked. In the Goodbyn Bynto, a sandwich can be sliced and stacked in the top "head" compartment.

Why is the Goodbyn lunchbox larger than most other lunchboxes?
The volume of the Goodbyn Original lunchbox is no larger than typical lunchboxes, and Goodbyns allow for whole fruit and whole sandwiches to fit inside. The Goodbyn lunchbox has been designed to ease the lunch-packing process and accommodate a variety of diets, as well as accommodate larger needs like road trips, camping outings and the like. Our new Goodbyn Bynto features three compartments and is 30% smaller than Goodbyn Original. We designed Bynto to be smaller for younger kids, smaller meals, and quicker packing!

Can I wash the Goodbyn lunchbox in the dishwasher? What about the stickers?
Yes. All Goodbyn lunchboxes are top-drawer dishwasher-safe (140°F). The stickers are specially engineered by Goodbyn to also be top-drawer dishwasher-safe. The stickers are made of (#5) polypropylene, and you can use them on any dishwasher-safe containers.

Can I freeze the Goodbyn lunchbox? How can I keep my Goodbyn lunchbox cold?
Yes, the Goodbyn lunchbox is freezer-safe. We recommend making your lunch the night before and putting it in the fridge overnight to keep it cool on its way to school. You can also utilize a coldpack in the two larger compartments if you like.

Can I put soups in my Goodbyn lunchbox? Is the Goodbyn lunchbox microwaveable?
No. While the Goodbyn does a good job of transporting left-overs, hummus, dip and thick sauces, we don't recommend sending soups in it, it might seep out.

Where does my Goodbyn lunchbox come from?
Goodbyns are designed in Chicago and are made on Earth... Goodbyn started out as an American brand, made in USA. During our four years of being in business we have become an international brand, sold in over 25 countries. Our goal has always been to solve the problem of trash created by one-time-use packaging and to offer our products at the most affordable price, to as many as possible. We believe we have succeeded on the first account but that our pricing has always excluded a lot more people than we would like. Our mission is still the same - where we make our products has changed. In order to survive as a business, expand our line and make our products more affordable, we made the decision to manufacture overseas. We work with well established factorys that maintain high-safety standards and is working towards sustainable practices. We import only forecasted amounts that will sell domestically - we ship on demand amounts directly to our distributors in other countries - thereby actually lessening the carbon footprint and costs that our exporting created.
If you have specific questions or opinions about our manufacturing choices, or suggestions on how we could be doing it better, in America, we look forward to hearing from you. Email us:

What age is the Goodbyn lunchbox intended for?
Goodbyn lunchboxes are great for all ages! We originally set out to design a lunchbox for grades K-4, but anyone can most certainly carry a Goodbyn! We developed the opening and closing pressures to be appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Can I replace the lid/bottom without buying a whole new Goodbyn lunchbox?
Unfortunately, the Goodbyn lunchbox is sold as a complete set. Take advantage and mix and match your favorite colors!

Can I return my Goodbyn lunchbox if I don’t like it?
Please visit our "Returns" section at the bottom of this page.

To what countries do you ship?
We ship anywhere in the USA. To see if Goodbyn is available in your country, check

What do I do with the Goodbyn lunchbox after I am through with it?
If you wish to part with your Goodbyn lunchbox for any reason, you’ll be happy to hear that your Goodbyn lunchbox is completely recyclable. All of the pieces are made of #5 polypropylene and #2 high-density polyethylene, and can be placed in your municipality's recycling container.