Here is how to recycle and dispose of packaging materials:
- Boxes - Break down the box and place curbside with your recycling.
- Insulation - We utilize several different types of insulation:
- Laminated insulation (brown paper product) is curbside recyclable.
- PET insulation is made from recycled water bottles and is recyclable #1.
- Cotton insulation is biodegradable and can be discarded in the trash.
- Gel packs - The gel packs will have specific recycling instructions printed on them, and they are non-toxic and reusable! The contents of our gel packs are made of 99% saltwater and 1% sodium polyacrylate. You can dispose of them by draining the gel into the trash and then recycling the #4 plastic shell. To avoid clogging your pipes, please don’t put the contents of the ice packs in your sink or toilet. If you’d like, you can also donate them locally to a Local Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts of America.
- Food containers - our food containers are BPA-free recyclable plastic #1. Be sure to rinse them thoroughly!
We’ve worked hard to find effective shipping methods that aren’t wasteful. If your town doesn’t recycle certain materials, or you’re interested in other options, check out Earth911.com for a list of recycling facilities near your area.