Smart Lunches' meal containers are made of 100% recycled cardboard, manufactured in a low-impact factory (simply rinse and recycle!). Sides, add-on items, a utensil and a napkin come in a 100% recyclable paper bag.
We do use some recyclable plastic for things like side veggies, dips and dressing. Many of the emerging alternatives made from materials such as corn, soy, paper, etc. do not offer sufficient moisture and heat retention when stacked in our transportation carriers. All meals come with a napkin and plastic spork.
Our goal is to continually improve our packaging so that we can find the most sustainable option that meets our food safety standards.