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Green Chef Sustainability

Green Chef Sustainability

Do good for the planet, one box at a time
Do good for the planet, one box at a time
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OUR COMMITMENT

Green Chef takes pride in being the most sustainable meal kit. We’re powered by 100% renewable electricity, and and we offset 100% of our carbon emissions, from shipment to delivery at your doorstep. By choosing Green Chef, you’re playing a part in reducing your food waste by at least 23% vs grocery shopping. All of this is in service of our commitment to minimizing environmental impact while creating a delicious home-cooked meal.

100% RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY

We source 100% renewable electricity for our production sites and offices across all brands.

RECYCLABLE PACKAGING

All of our packaging is recyclable except when we can't get around it for food safety and quality reasons.

100% CARBON AND PLASTIC OFFSET

Green Chef is the only meal kit company that is both plastic and carbon offset, and we offset 100% of the plastic in every box.

100% RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY

We source 100% renewable electricity for our production sites and offices across all brands.

RECYCLABLE PACKAGING

All of our packaging is recyclable except when we can't get around it for food safety and quality reasons.

100% CARBON AND PLASTIC OFFSET

Green Chef is the only meal kit company that is both plastic and carbon offset, and we offset 100% of the plastic in every box.

USDA-CERTIFIED

We are the first meal kit company certified by CCOF as an organic company, and we feature organic ingredients in our meal kits.

LOWER CARBON FOOTPRINT

Our carbon footprint is 31% lower than that of meals made from store-bought groceries, thanks to our pre-portioned ingredients and streamlined supply chain, according to HelloFresh Life Cycle Assessment 2021.

REDUCED FOOD WASTE

We create less food waste than retail grocery stores by delivering perfectly-portioned ingredients for each meal.

USDA-CERTIFIED

We are the first meal kit company certified by CCOF as an organic company, and we feature organic ingredients in our meal kits.

LOWER CARBON FOOTPRINT

Our carbon footprint is 31% lower than that of meals made from store-bought groceries, thanks to our pre-portioned ingredients and streamlined supply chain, according to HelloFresh Life Cycle Assessment 2021.

REDUCED FOOD WASTE

We create less food waste than retail grocery stores by delivering perfectly-portioned ingredients for each meal.

OUR SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERS

Green Chef has partnered with leading sustainability organizations and vendors to ensure that we are meeting the highest standards in sustainable meal kit production.

HOW TO RECYCLE

Learn how to reuse, recycle and compost Green Chef packaging materials.

CARDBOARD BOXES

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
40-60% recycled content cardboard.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
Reuse it for storage, or break it down and recycle it with your curbside recycling or at your local recycling facility.

SEALED PACKETS

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
Plastic film with barrier qualities to keep your food at the peak of quality for as long as possible..

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
A #2 or #4 recycling symbol on the label indicates it is recyclable at drop-off programs; otherwise, these are not recyclable and should be put in the trash.

INSULATION

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
ClimaCell is made of a proprietary plant-based insulator that is certified curbside recyclable, with a thin sheet of kraft paper on either side to hold it together. PopBox is made of one-sided cardboard.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
Recycle either of our insulation products with your curbside paper and cardboard recycling, or at your local recycling facility.

CARDBOARD BOXES

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
40-60% recycled content cardboard.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
Reuse it for storage, or break it down and recycle it with your curbside recycling or at your local recycling facility.

SEALED PACKETS

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
Plastic film with barrier qualities to keep your food at the peak of quality for as long as possible..

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
A #2 or #4 recycling symbol on the label indicates it is recyclable at drop-off programs; otherwise, these are not recyclable and should be put in the trash.

INSULATION

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
ClimaCell is made of a proprietary plant-based insulator that is certified curbside recyclable, with a thin sheet of kraft paper on either side to hold it together. PopBox is made of one-sided cardboard.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
Recycle either of our insulation products with your curbside paper and cardboard recycling, or at your local recycling facility.

PAPER BAGS

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
100% post-consumer recycled paper.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
If a bag is clean and dry, reuse it or recycle it with your curbside recycling. If it's soiled, you can compost it at home or through your local composting facility.

PAPER EGG CARTONS

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
Molded fiber (pulp) from 100% recycled paper.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
Recycle with your curbside recycling; compost; or repurpose for seed-starting plots, as a bulletin board, or as protective packing material.

PAPERBOARD BOXES

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
100% recycled paperboard with a moisture-proof coating.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
Recycle them wherever wet strength paperboard is accepted. Make sure the outer portion of the container is unsoiled and the inside is clean.

PAPER BAGS

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
100% post-consumer recycled paper.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
If a bag is clean and dry, reuse it or recycle it with your curbside recycling. If it's soiled, you can compost it at home or through your local composting facility.

PAPER EGG CARTONS

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
Molded fiber (pulp) from 100% recycled paper.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
Recycle with your curbside recycling; compost; or repurpose for seed-starting plots, as a bulletin board, or as protective packing material.

PAPERBOARD BOXES

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
100% recycled paperboard with a moisture-proof coating.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
Recycle them wherever wet strength paperboard is accepted. Make sure the outer portion of the container is unsoiled and the inside is clean.

ICE PACKS

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
Our ice packs are filled with soluble, non-toxic gel. The outer layer is made of #4 plastic film.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
Save them in your freezer and reuse them, or store them at room temperature for later use. You can also donate them to local charitable organizations. To recycle, simply cut the corner of the pack, drain the non-toxic gel into the garbage, then rinse out the bag and recycle it wherever #4 plastic film is accepted. If the icepack says I'm Sink Safe on it, the gel can be disposed down the drain following the directions on the ice pack.

ICE PACKS

WHAT'S IT MADE OF?
Our ice packs are filled with soluble, non-toxic gel. The outer layer is made of #4 plastic film.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?
Save them in your freezer and reuse them, or store them at room temperature for later use. You can also donate them to local charitable organizations. To recycle, simply cut the corner of the pack, drain the non-toxic gel into the garbage, then rinse out the bag and recycle it wherever #4 plastic film is accepted. If the icepack says I'm Sink Safe on it, the gel can be disposed down the drain following the directions on the ice pack.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the packaging materials eco-friendly?

Yes! We’re constantly innovating to provide the most eco-friendly packaging available. All of our packaging is made from recyclable, reusable, and/or compostable materials - except where we can’t get around it for food safety reasons.

Are all of Green Chef's ingredients certified organic?

All of our produce and eggs are certified organic. However, not everything can be certified organic. Did you know that there's no such thing as certified organic sea salt or wild salmon? Where certified organic ingredients are not available, we focus on sourcing conventional options of the highest quality.

Why choose organic?

We firmly believe that organic is better for our health and for the ecosystem. It’s important to us to help preserve bee populations, rebuild soil, not eat synthetic chemicals, and be stewards of animal welfare. We don't think certified organic is the only worthwhile system in the food industry, but we have sincere belief in its origins and rules.

Do you support local, sustainable, and artisanal suppliers?

We absolutely do! At the heart of Green Chef is supporting local farmland, family farms, and craft economies. With each box you receive, you are helping dozens of suppliers that are benefitting from your choice. We work hard to partner with regional purveyors of high-integrity foods and are excited to help our suppliers thrive.

As the most sustainable meal kit, we’re committed to giving back more than we take. Join us in our efforts to do good for the planet, one box at a time!
As the most sustainable meal kit, we’re committed to giving back more than we take. Join us in our efforts to do good for the planet, one box at a time!
JOIN NOW