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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.

Box

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

Where does it go?
In your curbside recycling bin.

photograph of Sun Basket's recycled content, recyclable insulation

Insulation

What's it made of?
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.

photo of sun basket's eco friendly reclaimed denim

High Heat Zone Insulation

What is it made of?
100% reclaimed denim. The liner is a #4 store drop-off recyclable low density polyethylene.

Where does it go?
Cut open the plastic bag and recycle reclaimed denim (where #60 cotton is accepted). If your local recycling center is not able to process #60 cotton, dispose in your regular waste—it will biodegrade. To process the liner, find a participating retailer near you who accepts store drop-off bags, wraps and film.

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Reuse Ideas

Instead of recycling or sending to your landfill, consider these reuse ideas after you have removed the recyclable liner

Pet Beds
Simply stuff any cover material with the denim insulation to create a comfortable and environmentally-friendly pet bed.

Soft Coolers
The recycled denim insulation can be reused to create a soft cooler. Simply use the insulation in its existing form with a box.

Pet Houses
The denim insulation used for keeping your food cold and fresh is a great source for smaller insulating jobs including dog houses, chicken coops, etc.

Package Cushioning
The denim insulation is a great protective option for shipping fragile items and gifts. It’s also a great material to protect fragile items during a move

Acoustic Control
The same insulation used for temperature-controlled shipments doubles as an amazing absorber of sound. Use anywhere where acoustic control is desired, such as speaker enclosures, home theaters, sport courts, and basements.

Ice Packs

What are they made of?
A gel that's 98% water and 2% non–GMO cotton. The liner is a #4 store drop-off recyclable low density polyethylene.

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.) To process the liner, find a participating retailer near you who accepts store drop-off bags, wraps and film.

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.

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

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