Green Chef

Green Chef Responsibility

You are doing something good for the planet with every box you get

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Our Commitment

Green Chef takes pride in being the #1 Sustainable Meal Kit. Our commitment is to minimize environmental impact while creating a delicious home-cooked meal. Our meals produce less food waste than traditional grocery store meals, and we make sure more ocean-bound plastic is recycled than is in your box. Add on 100% carbon emission offset, and we are giving back more than we are taking.

100% Carbon and Plastic Offset

100% Carbon and Plastic Offset

Green Chef is the only meal kit company that offsets 100% of its direct carbon emissions and plastic packaging in every box!

(Green Chef Operations, Travel, and Shipping to Customers)

Recyclable Packaging

Recyclable Packaging

All of our packaging is recyclable except when we can't get around it for food safety and quality reasons. We're also the FIRST meal kit to use ClimaCell, a curbside recyclable insulation similar to Styrofoam ©
A Smaller Carbon Footprint

A Smaller Carbon Footprint

Our carbon footprint is 25% lower than that of meals made from store-bought groceries, thanks to our pre-portioned ingredients and streamlined supply chain, according to a study by the University of Michigan.

(April 2019)

Green Chef is a ceritifed USDA Organic company

USDA-Certified

We're the first USDA-certified organic company in meal kits, and we feature organic produce and eggs in our meal kits.
Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Our proteins come from animals that have been raised with high animal welfare standards.
Reduce Food Waste

Reduce Food Waste

We create less food waste than retail grocery stores by removing the retail step and delivering perfectly portioned ingredients for each meal.
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Our Sustainability Partners

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

Terra Pass
Plastic Bank
Temper Pack
USDA Organic
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Spoiler Alert
US EPA Certified SmartWay

How To Recycle

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

Cardboard Box

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.

Insulation

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.

Ice Packs

Ice Packs

What's it made of?

Our ice packs are filled with soluble, non-toxic gel. The outerlayer 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

Paper Bags

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.

Zip-Top Bags

Zip-Top Bags

What's it made of?

#4 plastic film.

What can I do with it?

Reuse clean bags (but be sure to dispose of any bags containing fish, meat, or animal products). Recycle them wherever #4 plastic film is accepted. Just remove the sticker, clean, dry, and drop off.

Paperboard Boxes

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.

Sealed Packets

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.