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How To Recycle Your Green Chef Packaging

At Green Chef, we are committed to sustainable business practices. That commitment starts with our name and carries through everything we do. Green Chef is continuously innovating to provide the most eco-friendly packaging that also protects the quality and safety of your food. The sustainability of our packaging has progressed leaps and bounds since we first opened. And we’ll continue to evolve our packaging as new solutions become available.

We know that, at times, the task of recycling each piece of packaging in your delicious delivery can be daunting! Our beloved director of sustainability, Jeff Yorzyk, is here to help guide us through the process of properly recycling each item found your Green Chef box.



You can also print out the helpful recycling guide below and put it on your fridge for easy reference.

Stay tuned for more packaging innovations heading your way!


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  • Reply
    April 20, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Great post – thank you!

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    Val M
    April 20, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Good Day, Thank you for these tips and for using mostly recyclable materials for packaging. My problem is that I do not have curbside pickup of recycling or a drop off location near me! What do you suggest I do?
    Also, I was wondering what the ice pack gel materials consist of and if that part is compostable? I know of another service that does use compostable stuff for inside the ice packs.
    Thank you

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      April 20, 2018 at 9:38 am

      Hi Val,
      The Ice Packs are made of 99% salt and water and 1% sodium polyacrylate. They are non-toxic and reusable!

      You can dispose of them by draining the gel into the trash and then recycling the shell anywhere that accepts #4 plastics. You can also donate them locally to a Local Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, or Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts of America.

      If you send an email with your zip code to help@greenchef.com, we will look up a recycling facility near you that accepts all of the materials.

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    April 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Has Green Chef considered a program, that allows customers to mail back certain items like ice packs and insulation material that could be easily reused for future orders? As a customer, I would love and even pay extra for a service where I can just put as much of the packaging back into a box, stick a pre-paid mailing label on a it, and mail it back to Green Chef to either reuse or recycle properly.

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      April 20, 2018 at 9:39 am

      Hi Maria,

      We are always looking for the most sustainable packaging options. We have passed along your suggestion to the Sustainability Team, and we will let you know if this ever becomes an option!

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