Here is how to recycle and dispose of packaging materials:
- Boxes - Break down the box and place it curbside with your recycling.
- Insulation - We utilize several different types of insulation:
- Laminated insulation (brown paper product) is curbside recyclable.
- PET insulation is made of 100% recycled materials; however, it should be disposed of in the trash.
- Cotton insulation should be discarded in the trash.
- Gel packs - The gel packs are non-toxic and reusable! The contents of our gel packs are made of 99% salt water and 1% sodium polyacrylate. You can dispose of them by draining the gel into the trash. 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. The plastic film should not be curbside recycled, but you can find more information about where to recycle it here: www.plasticfilmrecycling.org.
- 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.