For the kitchen bin packaging, we use 100% recyclable cardboard for the box and foam for the interior. We hate the foam deeply, but it was the best available option to ensure the bin arrives undamaged from our factory to your door. We vetted mushroom packaging, molded fiber, and a bunch of other sustainable options — none of them could protect a device of our size. We’re nevertheless committed to continuous improvement and are engaging with new providers who offer curbside recyclable foam alternatives.
For the Food Grounds packaging, we use a recyclable LDPE plastic slide-lock liner in a 100% recyclable cardboard box. This solution offers Mill customers the most practical way to keep their Food Grounds and packaging out of landfills — you can read more about the climate impact here. Since we receive every box of Food Grounds at our feed facility, we’re able to inspect and sort the boxes for reusability and recycle the bags. We've partnered with a recycling facility to convert all of our liners into parking curb stops!
We’re also actively exploring other sustainable packaging options. If you have any suggestions, please send them to us at mill.com/contact.