Working with cardboard suppliers that are members of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Plated's delivery boxes are fully recyclable.
Depending on the season and your location, your box will be lined with either jute (brown) or denim (blue) insulation. Just like yard or food waste, our jute blend is compostable in municipal compost systems—you can also use it as a weed barrier in your garden or dispose of it along with your regular garbage. Our 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. You can also recycle the plastic insulation cover at your local grocery store.
Our gel packs are reusable. If you don’t want to keep them, we recommend disposing of the gel in the trash—let thaw, clip the corner of the pack, discard the gel--and then you can recycle the plastic at your local grocery store. Also, all of our plastic bottles can be recycled.
Please know that Plated is continually working to make its packaging more sustainable. In addition, Plated's fulfillment centers across the country donate select leftover perishable ingredients to local food banks and organizations.