Maker of reusable takeout containers sells business as awareness of plastics waste grows

Laura Weiss is packing it in. Or perhaps it’s more appropriate to say she’s packing it out.

Weiss is the founder of GO Box, a Portland-based reusable takeout container business. For the past seven years Weiss and her cargo bike full of Go Boxes have been a familiar sight downtown and in central city neighborhoods.

She sold the business in May and this summer is moving to Bellingham.* “After 20 years in Portland,” she says, “it’s time for a change.” Her husband retired recently, and the couple wanted to live in a smaller town.

The new owner is Jocelyn Gaudi, a former marketing staffer for Portland Design Works and Alta Bike Share.

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