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Bar Boy Eco Coasters Recycles Used Amazon Boxes into Redesigned Eco-Friendly Drink Coasters

Innovative recycling solution saves businesses money while impressing guests with eco-friendly statement.

Tampa, FL – Bar Boy Eco Coasters is pleased to announce they are recycling used Amazon boxes into attractively redesigned eco-friendly drink coasters.

Based in Tampa, Florida, Bar Boy Eco Coasters was designed by award-winning bar and restaurant owner, Ryan Gougeon. The company’s mission is to collect Amazon boxes and recycle them into 100% recycled and eco-friendly drink coasters for the bar, restaurant, and hotel industry.

“My inspiration for the company came after seeing just how many Amazon boxes were at the curbside at households and businesses everywhere,” says Gougeon. “I noticed many Amazon boxes went into the garbage and I thought there had to be a way to repurpose them in order to help create a sustainable product. In my own bar & restaurants we go through a lot of drink coasters, so I figured if I could make them at a lower price point, then maybe other establishments could benefit as well. Thus, the idea for Bar Boy Eco Coasters was born.”

To turn unwanted Amazon boxes into a new product, Bar Boy Eco Coasters offers both drop off and pickup solutions for Amazon boxes. The company offers a convenient subscription service for restaurants, bars, and hotels to get a monthly delivery of the highly durable and cost effective coasters.

“By putting out Bar Boy Eco Coasters operators will make a huge impact statement to their customers,” states Gougeon. “Customers will see your establishment cares about the environment, thereby impressing them while saving you money at the same time. It’s an amazing opportunity for businesses in the hospitality industry to make a great impact and do something wonderful for the environment.”

For more information about Bar Boy Eco Coasters, please visit the company’s website at

About the Company

Bar Boy Eco Coasters is the brainchild company of Ryan Gougeon, an award-winning Restauranteur and environmentalist. The company’s main purpose is to turn unwanted and discarded Amazon boxes into repurposed drink coasters for the hospitality industry. 


Here are just a few articles we’ve compiled on the massive problem of retail packaging, specifically Amazon cardboard boxes and recycling efforts, or lack thereof- in the United States. Now, we aren’t implying this is the fault of Amazon, a wildly successful company. However, there is an urgent need to start repurposing not only Amazon boxes, but all retail cardboard shipment boxes. Read up on the subject and we think you’ll agree. Our company, Bar Boy Eco coasters recycles 30-40% of each box into reusable drink coasters, branded with “This establishment cares” on one side, and our logo on the other. Be a hero in your community and help our recycling efforts to this growing threat.

Takeaways from the article:

-U.S. Retail cardboard sends out 165 Billion packages a year, that’s over 1 BILLION trees! -Retailers also want to ensure that goods arrive in perfect condition – and that can result in over-packaging. The average box is “dropped 17 times”, according to ANAMA Package and Container Testing owner, Anton Cotaj. So that’s why you can receive a small package inside a relatively large box filled with “air-bags”.

Takeaways from the article:

-From a recycling center employee: “We'd ask that the companies who are mail-order companies work on reducing their packaging waste," said Sanborn in an interview. "But we're also asking the consumers to be thoughtful and to tell companies, 'Hey, I don't want all this waste. I want to buy products that are in reduced packaging, or reusable packaging.”

Takeaways from the article:

-The “Amazoning” of the retail business should not surprise anyone who has been startled by the proliferation of delivery boxes and the accompanying task of dealing with their disposal—you hope in the recycling bin, but be ready to be disappointed.

-In fact, over “95 percent of all products in the United States are shipped in corrugated boxes.” Though the data aren’t entirely clear, Amazon reportedly shipped 5 billion items via its Prime membership worldwide in 2017, with the most recent figures suggesting that over 600 million US deliveries are in corrugated boxes, which amounts to about 1.6 million packages a day.

-But last year there was a decline of about 300,000 tons in cardboard waste sent for recycling. USA Today suggests this trend results from shifting the recycling burden onto the customers of Amazon and other e-retailers.

-That leaves consumers who have become addicted to two-day delivery with few green options. We can shop at a brick and mortar retailer, knowing that they already have regular recycling routines for cardboard waste. We can combine our orders so fewer boxes are needed. We can get real and get with the program by putting our cardboard waste in the recycling bin. We can reuse the boxes for other purposes.

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