Building a better Sun Basket

Here at Sun Basket, one of our top priorities is making sure your meals arrive fresh and safe in the most environmentally responsible packaging available. Our team, which includes the most innovative designers in the business, is committed to developing fully recyclable and compostable materials for our boxes.

sunbasket box

Box

What's it made of?
A blend of recycled and virgin kraft paper.

Where does it go?
In your curbside recycling bin.

sunbasket insulation

Insulation


100% shredded recycled paper filling between two sheets of 100% recyclable kraft paper.

Where does it go?
In your curbside recycling bin. It’s recyclable even if it gets wet.

sunbasket ice packs

Ice packs

What are they made of?
A gel that's 98% water and 2% non–GMO cotton.

Where do they go?
Cut open the plastic bag and drain the gel into your trash or curbside compost bin. The water will evaporate, leaving only the dried, compostable cotton behind. Alternatively, use the gel to water your garden. (Pro tip: Save your plumbing–do not pour the gel down the drain.) Process the lining at recycling centers that accept #4 plastic films. Learn how at how2recycle.info.

sunbasket plastic bags

Plastic bags

What are they made of?
#4 recyclable low density polyethylene.

Where do they go?
Make sure your recycling program accepts them. If they don't, find a place near you that does at how2recycle.

sunbasket jars and greenware containers

Containers & jars

What are they made of?
Containers are #1 PET recyclable plastic. Jar bases are #6 polystyrene; the lids are #5 polypropylene.

Where do they go?
Containers made from #1 PET can be recycled in your curbside recycling. Check with your local recycling center to see if they accept the jars. If they don't, find a place near you that does using the resources below.

Look for updates on this page as we continue to introduce more new sustainable materials to your Sun Basket.