When temperatures rise, we place an ice pack in your harvest. This protects sensitive items from the heat at every stop of its journey: from assembly, to loading delivery vehicles, to your route, and finally, to you! Your produce quality is our top priority; the last thing we want is for your more fruits & veggies to go to waste.
Unfortunately, we cannot reuse them or take them back due to food safety regulations. Because we cannot control where your ice pack has been or what it comes in contact with, it would be against these regulations to use them again. We're not giving up though! We're looking into curbside recyclable or biodegradable options and will keep you posted.
That being said, you can recycle these packs at a drop off center in your area. Simply snip the corner of the bag, drain the gel into the trash, and take the bags to your recycling center. You can typically find these centers at stores, but enter your zip code here to find the one nearest you.
We cannot allow you to opt out of ice packs currently, as they are necessary for keeping your items at an optimal temperature for the journey to your home.
We want to eliminate waste in all aspects of our business, so thank you for holding us accountable! Recyclable packaging and sustainability is top of mind. We’re always testing and finding the most sustainable and effective solutions.