Almost all of our packaging is either recyclable or biodegradable. The cardboard box is curb side recyclable. The PLA insulator can be repurposed for your own usage or can be popped in your general waste bin. The gel ice pack can be repurposed for your own usage, but can also be safely disposed of as it is made of completely recyclable LDPE plastic. Simply dispose of the water based gel inside and recycle the outer plastic layer.