Plastic Food Pouches

Alternative ways to recycle
Put in Garbage Cart

Yogurt Tubes Cannot Be Recycled

Yogurt tubes usually aren’t recyclable due to the type of plastic they contain.

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Plastic Soup & Rice Packaging Cannot Be Recycled

Instant soup and instant rice bags are often made from layers of mixed plastic and aluminum materials, which makes them difficult to recycle. Toss them in the garbage.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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Barilla® Ready Pasta Recycling Program

You can send in Barilla Ready Pasta pouches to the Barilla Ready Pasta Recycling Program, which is a free recycling program through TerraCycle. Find out how to mail in these pasta pouches.

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TerraCycle GoGo squeeZ® Recycling Program

You can collect empty food pouches and ship them for free to the GoGo squeeZ® Recycling Program, a free recycling and fundraising program that collects any brand of plastic pouch, as well as the caps.

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Backpacker's Pantry Recycling Program

You can send in Backpacker’s Pantry flexible packaging to the Backpacker’s Pantry Recycling Envelope Program, which is a free recycling program through TerraCycle. Find out how to mail in these plastic food pouches.

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TerraCycle North Coast Recycling Program

Recycle North Coast apple sauce pouches and their caps free through this program. Items must be empty and dry. Learn more about the North Coast Recycling Program.

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Once Upon a Farm Recycling Program

You can send in Once Upon a Farm baby food pouches to the Once Upon a Farm Recycling Program, which is a free recycling program through TerraCycle. Find out how to mail in these pouches.

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TerraCycle Performance Nutrition Recycling Program

TerraCycle has partnered with GU Energy Labs to offer free recycling for performance nutrition packaging from all brands, including: energy chews packets; energy gel packets; hydration, recovery, and energy drink mix stick packs and packets; GU Energy Gel 15-Serving pouches; and Energy Stroopwafel wrappers. Drop off items or mail them to TerraCycle with a free shipping label. Find out more.

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TerraCycle LemonKind® Recycling Program

Recycle your LemonKind SuperDetoxMe™ pouches free through this program. Request an envelope to be mailed to you, and once it is full of pouches, send it back to TerraCycle with a prepaid shipping label. Learn more about the Lemonkind Recycling Envelope Program.

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Buddy Fruits Recycling Program

You can send in Buddy Fruits packaging to the Buddy Fruits Recycling Envelope Program, which is a free recycling program through TerraCycle. Find out how to mail in these pouches and tubes.

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The Gimme 5 Program

You can give your food pouch caps the Gimme 5 Program, which accepts the caps from all of Plum’s lines of food pouches as well as caps from other brands that make a similar format of food pouches.

Ways to Reduce

Purchase Reusable Food Pouches

Reduce the impact disposable food pouches have on the environment by purchasing reusable food pouches like the ones from Squooshi or the reusable pouches from Little Green Pouch, which are BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

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Make Soup From Scratch

Make soup from scratch to reduce packaging waste. You can also make your own soup spice mix from scratch. Jars of ready-to-make soup are convenient and also make great gifts — check out these ideas from Pinterest to get started.

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Buy Soup Mix in Bulk

Buy soup mixes or ingredients from the bulk section of the grocery store to save money and reduce packaging waste.