How to Recycle Your Sakara Meal Packaging
Nourish with plants—then show up for the planet.
Eating plants is good for you and Mother Earth—and at Sakara, we’re committed to making the right choices for the health of our clients and our environment. We recognize the urgency required to protect our shared planet and ecosystems, and the role we play every day in mitigating climate change for a sustainable future.
We spend a lot of time, energy and attention researching the latest packaging innovations to minimize environmental impact. All of our packaging (boxes, liners and meal containers) are 100% curbside recyclable. (Not to mention, they’re the best option for keeping your Sakara meals safe and fresh in transit!)
Read on for a comprehensive guide to support Sakaralites in treating their bodies (and the planet) with care:
Our food containers are #1 PET recycled plastic, which is the easiest and most widely-accepted recycled material. Unlike oil-based plastic liners, they use considerably less energy to produce (65% less than a Styrofoam-based cooler). Be sure to thoroughly rinse them before recycling—this not only keeps the recycling streams clean, but prevents soiled containers (which cannot be recycled) from ending up in a landfill.
Our delivery boxes, which are all made from recycled material, can be broken down and recycled curbside, as part of standard paper recycling.
Our box liners are made from corn starch and recycled paper, both widely-available and rapidly-renewable materials. The liners are certified 100% curbside recyclable by How2Recycle, a program of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Recycle the entire liner along with standard curbside paper recycling.
Our ice packs are non-toxic, water-soluble, drain-safe, and recyclable. To recycle, cut open plastic film, squeeze the non-toxic gel down the drain and recycle the outer plastic. (We’re piloting upcycling and returns in San Francisco, with more cities coming soon!)
This is also recyclable. Remove from box seams and recycle these with food containers or plastics or soft plastics, depending on your city.
Non-Sakara Food Waste
To make it easier to maintain a sustainable kitchen, keep a compost bin under your sink, countertop near where you meal prep (or even in the freezer) and add any unconsumed extras (think: banana peels, broccoli stems, and apple cores) to contribute to community compost or drop at a local farmer’s market.
FYI: Our sustainability mission touches all that we do. Beyond packaging—we’re also making earth-loving efforts to divert our food waste through composting and donating. Our New York kitchen partners with City Harvest and both NYC and LA teams work with One Love Community Fridge.
Thank you for joining us on our journey, and helping us make steps toward a more sustainable future.