About Us

What do we do?

Leo’s box is an Eco-friendly home subscription box service. Our customers can subscribe and receive a box packed full of useful items that help protect and save our environment every month or they can buy a one-off gift box for a friend or loved one.
 
Our boxes are made with recycled cardboard and sent straight to your door for your easiest convenience.
 
We started Leo’s box because our planet is being by spoiled by plastic as a result of over-consumption and we want to make a difference. Currently, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic ends up as trash because 91% of plastic today is not recycled. All our boxes are filled with recyclable items as a result.

What is a Home-box?

A home box is a subscription-based service where a company sends a box of items to those who subscribe per selected time period. Our service provides you with a box every month so you never run out of sustainable items that help you and our earth.

What's in the name?

Our name has two meanings. Its primary meaning is Loving Earth’s Oceans as we are shocked at the sheer amount of plastic in our oceans, destroying our beautiful planet. It also means Lysander Edmund Oliver which are my middle names!

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Lysander Bickam
FOUNDER & CEO

Hello, my name is Lysander Bickham. I am currently 16 years old and am excited to launch my first business. This business is the culmination of many years of work and I’m happy to say I’m now helping the environment more than ever before and you could be too...


 

For the past 3 years, I have been working in local shops in order to save up funds to start this business. I’m passionate about the environment and wanted to create a business that would give something back to our precious planet.


 

In 2018, I was nominated as a finalist for The Greenest Young Person in Hammersmith, as well as for The Hammersmith and Fulham Civic Honours Award – these were the result of research I had done into plants that help reduce pollution in the air and the introduction of Peace lilies, Snake plants and Elephant’s ears into my school. I am also the Chairman of the Eco-Committee at my school where I aim to continue my efforts to help my school’s sustainability.

Meet the team

Edward Vaughn-Hughes
COO

Hello, my name is Edward Vaughan-Hughes. I am also 16 years old and am really looking forward to helping people move to a more ecofriendly lifestyle.


 

I am very artistic and love taking photographs as well as playing sports. I started to care for the planet after being taught Global Goals in Year 9 where Callum and I tried to use the Brixton People’s Fridge idea on a larger scale.


 

A few years ago, my family travelled to Turkey. We were lucky to see such amazing culture, yet I was stunned at the sheer volume of rubbish on the beaches and plastic waste piled up high next to the roads. After this, I was compelled to make a difference towards reaching a plastic-free lifestyle, and Lysander’s start-up gave me the golden opportunity to do this.


 

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Callum Hargrove
CTO

Hello, my name is Callum Hargrove. I am 16 years old and want people to move to a better cleaner lifestyle.


 

I am very good at design having recently been awarded an Arkwright Scholarship for the quality of my design projects. I help this business with building the website and the overall design of the box. I worked with Edward for my Global Goals project and have been trying to live a more ecofriendly lifestyle.


 

I have previously volunteered abroad and discovered the large amounts of plastic waste being dumped by the roadside, even up to magical places in the world, plastic was there. Since then it has been my vow to live a less wasteful and plastic full life.