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