Updated Recyclable Shipping Materials Reduce Impact on Environment
ICYMI... several years ago, China banned the import of many plastics and mixed papers destined for the country’s recycling centers, which have handled nearly half of the world’s waste for well over two decades.
The point? People keep throwing things in the recycling bin, but the majority of these items are ending up back in the waste stream since there’s nowhere to process them.
This problem is reaching critical levels as “recyclable” trash piles up in local facilities.
We’re stepping up our game to do something about it.
We launched The Good Kitchen to make it easier for people to eat food that is good for them and good for the planet. Food is the “main dish” in this equation, but it’s not the only thing that keeps our meal-deliveries mission aligned:
The delivery part is key.
We’re constantly evaluating our materials and processes to find fresh ways to reduce our environmental impact (no joke), and we just made a big breakthrough toward our minimal-waste mission!
You might notice something a little different about the look of your next delivery:
ClimaCell Thermal Liners are a new and more environmentally sustainable way to package and ship products safely and consciously. The compostable material is made from corn grown in the US and goes beyond simple recycling. And it's proven to meet thermal performance requirements as set forth by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA).
ClimaCell has been replacing unsustainable packaging with innovative paper and plant based products for the past 5 years. Over 40 million shipments later, they know a thing or two about packaging that serves its purpose, then disposes easily. With 90% paper and corn statch (and 100% non-toxic), ClimaCell is easy to recycle at home.
How to recycle ClimaCell. Put both panels in your home recycling bin, along with the cardboard shipping box in which they arrived. It's that easy.
At current time, all packaging materials we use for deliveries are recyclable, with the exception of film that covers each meal and a bag we use to contain the meals within the box. We will continue to investigate the best materials we can use for the best possible outcomes for our meals, as well as the environment.