How to Properly Dispose of Meal Kit Packaging

A box of food including ketchup, produce, bell pepper.

Meal Kit Packaging

Meal kit packaging is a common item that can be responsibly disposed of or recycled. Here are some methods to divert meal kit packaging from the landfill:

  • Cardboard Boxes: Most meal kits come in cardboard boxes, which can be easily recycled. Make sure to remove any plastic or foam inserts before recycling.
  • Plastic Containers: Some meal kits include plastic containers for ingredients. These can be reused for storing leftovers or other items, or they can be recycled if your recycling facility accepts them.
  • Ice Packs: Meal kits often contain ice packs to keep ingredients fresh during delivery. These can be reused for camping trips, picnics, or donated to local food banks, as they can be refrozen and reused multiple times.
  • Flexible Plastic Packaging: Some meal kits use flexible plastic packaging for ingredients. This type of plastic is not commonly accepted in curbside recycling, but some grocery stores have drop-off locations specifically for flexible plastic recycling.