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How to Recycle Pressed Items Responsibly

Tips for Staying Plant-Forward & Planet Focused

As your partner for a better future, our commitment to sustainability doesn’t end with crafting products that are gentler on the planet. We strive to put the Earth first in our packaging choices, too. We are a work in progress, but reducing our environmental impact is our ongoing goal.

It may sound simple, but taking a moment to dispose of your Pressed items properly is just one of the ways we can work together to protect our planet.

Dispose of your Pressed waste the best way possible with our helpful guide!

Everything In Its Place

Bottles + Caps: Our juice bottles are made from #1 PET plastic, our juice caps are made from #2 PET plastic, our shot caps are made from #5 PET plastic, and our 2oz shot bottles are made of 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (or rPET) plastic. All are 100% curbside recyclable.* However, note that bottles that are either entirely full or half-full of juice are not accepted at most recycling facilities.

Try to rinse your bottles before recycling and dry slightly (it’s ok to have remaining water droplets in the bottle). Place the cap back on the bottle before disposing of the item in your recycling bin. Not only is our bottle cap commonly recyclable, but replacing the cap prevents rainwater or other contaminants from entering the bottle.

*If you’re in Honolulu, be sure to remove juice and shot bottle labels as well as shot bottle caps before recycling. Juice bottle caps can be recycled.

Paper Bags: Taking your order to-go? Pressed paper bags are 100% curbside recyclable if clean and dry.

Soft-Serve & Smoothie Bowl Cups: While we are working to find a recyclable option for our Freeze and Smoothie Bowl cups, our current cups cannot be recycled and should be disposed of with your non-recyclable trash.

Bowl & Freeze Lids: Our smoothie bowl and Freeze lids are made from #1 PET plastic, which means they are 100% recyclable.

Spoons: Our spoons are compostable but not recyclable. Please dispose of them with your non-recyclable trash or compost them!

Napkins: Unfortunately, paper napkins cannot be recycled as they are often not clean or dry and because the fibers are too short to be made into new paper.

Waste Not, Want Not: More Tips for Recycling Right

Bag the Bags Do not bag your recyclables. Bagging may confuse the sorting machines at recycling centers, causing the items to mistakenly end up in a landfill.

Close it Up Be sure to keep your recycling bins shut to keep rainwater away from paper and cardboard recyclables. Wet or soiled paper items cannot be recycled.

Leave the Labels While you may be tempted to remove product labels, it’s ok to leave them in place as they are often adequately removed in the recycling process in all cities except Honolulu.

Know Your Stream Be sure to check whether your location uses a Single-Stream or Dual-Stream recycling system. Single-Stream cities allow people to throw all recyclables into a single bin, but Dual-Stream cities require the separation of recyclables into specific bins.