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Jun 26

Can Condiment Packets Be Recycled?

condiment packets

Last week I had a carryout order from my local Chinese restaurant. The food was good, but I was left with over a dozen duck sauces, hot mustards and soy sauces. I wasn’t planning on reusing these in any way, like cooking. I mention this only because I’ve read that some people use their left-over condiments in sauces, soups and marinades. Anyway, I wanted to know if used condiment packets could be recycled in some way. In short, from what I’ve read thus far, they cannot be recycled.

If this is indeed true condiment packets cannot be recycled use only the amount of condiment packets that you need, if you need them at all. They are very convenient and disposable, but just like many convenient items, they don’t tend to be eco-friendly.

So, as far as I know, can used condiment packets be recycled? No

Please let me know if you know of someone who can recycle condiment packets. If not that, maybe some clever reuses for them.

1 comment

  1. chrisharne

    Recycle your condiment packets by sending them to me!

    Chris Harne here – creator of the Condiment Packet Gallery. If you have condiment packets that are not yet archived, then please consider sending them in. There are currently more than 1,100 unique portion-control condiment packet designs, and I am always searching for more!

    Best Wishes,
    Chris Harne

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