Plastic Food Pouches

Alternative ways to recycle
Curbside Trash

Yogurt Tubes Are Not Recyclable

Yogurt tubes usually aren’t recyclable due to the type of plastic they contain and how difficult it is to clean them.


Plastic Soup & Rice Packaging Is Not Recyclable

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


TerraCycle North Coast Recycling Program

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

Ways to Reduce

Purchase Reusable Food Pouches

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


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.