Yes! Break down your box and place curbside with your recycling. Our cardboard suppliers are members of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. We'd also like you to know that Plated’s fulfillment centers across the county donate select leftover perishable ingredients to local food banks and organizations.
Depending on the season and your location, your box will be lined with either jute (brown) or denim (blue) insulation. Our Jute blend is compostable, like yard or food waste, in municipal compost systems—and you can also use it as a weed barrier in your garden or dispose of it along with your regular garbage. The denim lining is made from materials that have been recycled and reincarnated many times before arriving in your box—you can reuse it, donate it to a textile exchange in your area, or dispose of it along with your garbage.
Our reusable, water-soluble gel packs are non-toxic and non-hazardous. We recommend disposing of the gel in the trash. Clip the corner of the pack, discard the gel, and recycle the plastic at #4 plastic facilities or at your local grocery store.
All of our plastic bottles can be recycled.