Our ready-to-drink smoothies are classified as a food. We must comply with food-grade packaging regulations or we get a BIG slap on the wrist. To make sure the products you buy arrive perfectly intact at your door, each pouch is made with a strong double layer of leak proof foil, followed by a plastic coating and matte finish. This means you don't need to worry about that unexpected spill in your gym bag but for transparency, it does make them harder to recycle.
Surprisingly our plastic pouch has a better carbon footprint than glass (consuming less energy to be produced and shipped). But we will do better. By 2024 Swisse Me commits to having 100% recyclable packaging.