Hungryroot 101: Recycling Your Packaging

December 15, 2023

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.


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. (Why stop there? Check out 5 more easy ways to implement sustainable habits in your kitchen.)

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.

Now that you’ve done your part to keep your packaging out of landfills, it’s time to make sure your food doesn’t end up there either. The great news? We’ve built tactics for reducing food waste right into how Hungryroot works, so you’ve already got a head start. Pretty cool, huh?

If you’re looking for even more ways to cut down on food waste, get inspired by these tasty ways to use your leftovers. Here’s to delicious, sustainable eating!

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