Packaging for the Planet

​Our sample shipments are packaged consciously with sustainable materials. We choose recycled, recyclable, biodegradable, and natural-derived materials as much as possible.

Please see below for how to properly dispose of the packing materials.

Foam Protector for Glass Jar

This unique biobased foam is a Styrofoam alternative to cushion glass jars in shipping. It is made from non-GMO corn starch by Green Cell Foam. For disposal you have multiple options: dissolve in water, compost (backyard or industrial), or use to start a clean burning bonfire!

Shredded Paper Stuffing

We have upcycled our outdated product brochures into shredded padding to keep your prototypes safe in shipping. Our brochures are always printed on recycled paper.

Packing Peanuts

These are 100% biodegradable and can be dissolved in water.


The brown Kraft tape used to close cardboard boxes allows for that box to be recycled with the tape left on it.

The tape used to close the foam clamshells is unfortunately not recyclable and can be disposed of into landfill-destined trash.

Paper Mailers

These are made from 100% recycled content, are biodegradable, and can be recycled.

A Note from the INOLEX Sustainability Team

Whether it's designing new ingredients or updating packaging, INOLEX is committed to reducing our environmental impact. There is always more to do and more improvements to make, specifically with our bulk packaging for orders. But small steps can lead to big changes. Thank you to our sample packaging partners especially Green Cell Foam and Ecoenclose for their sustainable innovations.

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