The Story of our Founder


Eco Meal Prep™ was founded to raise awareness of how harmful plastics can be to our health and the environment. My passion for healthy living is my inspiration to pursue a journey to educate others and provide non-toxic and waste-free meal prep containers for all.
 
I believe that meal prepping is one of the greatest ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For me, it allows me to better organize my week and have complete control over what I eat.
 
Like most, I started out using plastic containers as they seemed like the most viable option at the time. They were cheap, easy to get a hold of and carry around. Plus, whenever they’d break, I could easily replace them.
 
 It was all going great, until one life-changing moment…
 
One particular lunchtime, I noticed that the container I was eating out of was no longer in its original condition and the food tasted distinctly different compared to when I prepared it the night before.
 
My sceptical mind went on think that this might have something to do with that unpleasant leftover food odour in the container which I could never get rid of no matter how hard I cleaned it.
 
I needed to find an explanation, and I did:
 
A study that sampled 455 commercially available plastic products found that almost all of them leached endocrine-disrupting chemicals that cause hormonal imbalances in the body leading to many adverse health effects.
 
Though most plastic containers claim to be food-safe, I immediately switched to using glass containers, being the sceptic that I am - this was the safest option. I didn’t want to jeopardize my health and hard work in the gym for something that can easily be avoided.
 
Being a personal trainer at the time, I went on to educate clients, peers and family members about my new findings and they also followed suit. In my search to find the perfect containers, I realised that there was a lack of affordable and optimal sized containers for meal prep; they were either too big, too small or overpriced, and so, Eco Meal Prep™ was born.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about my story. 

I'd love to hear yours too! Don't hesitate to reach out and say hello :)

Sincerely yours,

James Thai
Founder & Director

 

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