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As a Long Island native and [albeit amateur] surfer, the ocean has played a central role in my life and community. Ever since I was little, I've always been awestruck by its ability to shift so quickly between peaceful and powerful states. But every new wave offers a fresh reminder that the ocean is a fragile ecosystem—and if we want to continue enjoying it, we need to protect it.

Did you know the average plastic shopping bag is only used for 11 minutes? And after you throw it out, that same plastic bag lasts almost forever in the ocean—or worse yet—in the digestive tract of sea animals. If you've walked on a beach recently, it's hard to ignore the impact that thousands of extra plastic bags have on our oceans and bays. 

That's why I started The Pact Box and designed these beautiful carryalls. They're so stylish you'll want to take them everywhere, and they're so handy to use, you'll never want to use another plastic or paper shopping bag ever again.

I hope you'll join me in making your own personal pact with the oceans and using a Pact Box every time you shop.


All the best,

Nicole Betuel, Founder of The Pact Box


our pact with the environment and you

We believe in full transparency, especially when it comes to our environmental mission. And we like to make it simple. That's why, for every PACT product we sell, we donate one dollar to selected organizations with a proven track record for helping to save our oceans, our water, the environment, and endangered species. We are delighted to partner with for our first product launch, the Pact Box. Future products (coming soon) will support similar organizations worldwide.


That’s our mission, our pledge, and our pact with you. 

Food is one Of life's great pleasures.

Food shopping should be a pleasure too.

The Pact Box makes it so easy, you'll never want to use another plastic or paper shopping bag again -- ever.  It's better for your food and better for our oceans. The Pact Box is the perfect combination of shopping, style, and sustainability. 

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