It’s our top priority to deliver you high quality, fresh ingredients, while keeping sustainability in mind.

We do this by designing each package with a unique combination of box size, liner, and ice, which is based on your location, current weather, and order size. That means we only use the packaging and transportation resources necessary to deliver you the freshest ingredients, therefore reducing waste and improving efficiency.

The Box

Our boxes can be recycled in any curbside paper recycling bin. They are SFI and FSC certified, which means they are made out of paper sourced from sustainably managed forests. For more details visit

Ice Packs

To recycle, cut the bag open and discard the non-toxic, non-hazardous material in your garbage bin. Recycle the outside plastic where flexible films are collected for recycling, such as a local supermarket or recycling center, found here: Our ice packs are made up of 98% water and 2% super absorbent polymer (SAP), a non-toxic, non-hazardous, oil-based absorbent.


Depending on your location and the current temperature, you may receive a liner made of layers of paper, or paper and a plant-based rapidly renewable foam. Any liners wrapped in brown paper, whether all-paper or paper and foam, can be discarded in the curbside paper recycling bin.


Until 2024, a few customers may continue to receive older cotton-based liners, which can be disposed of in the household trash.

Produce & Pantry Trays

Our trays better organize the ingredients within your box for a simple, seamless unpacking experience. They’re made from sustainably sourced paper fiber, similar to our boxes. You can discard the tray in your curbside recycling bin, or better yet – reuse it for organizing your fridge and pantry!

Ingredient Packaging

Jars, bottles, and clamshells are made of #1 plastic (PET) and can be disposed of in your plastics recycling bin. Films and bags are made of thin layers of #1 (PET) and #4 (LDPE) pastic and are usually collected at your local supermarket or recycling center found here:

Sustainability is one of Marley Spoon’s core values, and we have a range of sustainability initiatives active across our business operations to reduce environmental impact and minimize our global carbon footprint.

You can read more about Marley Spoon’s sustainability initiatives in our latest Sustainability Report.