Hungryroot 101: Recycling Your Packaging

August 31, 2022

Your delivery has arrived safe and sound, and you’ve filled your fridge and pantry with all the goods. Now that your packaging has done its job, let’s make sure to do ours: getting rid of the refuse sustainably and safely.

Check out how to recycle each and every element of your Hungryroot packaging:

Box, Paper Cooler + Food Protector

They’re all 100% curbside recyclable—hooray! Just recycle with your cardboard and paper materials.

EnviroIce

Cut a corner off this ice pack, then discard the non-toxic, drain-safe gel into your sink with running water or use it to feed your plants (solo or mixed with water)! Yup, this ice pack keeps your groceries chilled and doubles as plant food. Then, just recycle the #4 plastic bag.

Earthwise Ice Pack 

From time to time, you may see a different ice pack to keep your fresh food cool. It’s just as recyclable—cut a corner off, then discard the non-toxic, drain-safe gel into your sink with running water. Then, just recycle the #4 plastic bag.

Food Packaging

We source all sorts of innovative groceries, and they all come packaged differently. To recycle or dispose of food packaging, be sure to check the package for instructions. Looking for a recycling center near you? Just search for your zip code and the packaging type here.

Fun fact: When packing deliveries, we separate shelf-stable items from chilled items, which helps us decrease ice usage, shipping weight, and overall carbon footprint. Pretty cool, huh?

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