If you’re the type of person who eats out often, you’re probably familiar with the problem of fridge rot. It’s the plague of many a takeout container, especially if they tend to get soggy and leak mystery juice all over the shelf. Then there’s the issue of disposal, as those containers--recyclable or not--often end up in the trash.
Two Ann Arbor-based entrepreneurs, Rich Grousset and Phel Meyer, say they’ve developed a solution for takeout boxes in the waste stream, or even in the fridge. While biodegradable options are still one-use containers that too often end up in landfill, their BizeeBox offers durable polypropylene containers that can be used, microwaved, refrigerated, and washed up to 350 times. This month, Grousset and Meyer have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a pilot in Ann Arbor, but after, they're looking to expand to cities across the country.