People often ask; “How do I dispose of your gel ice packs?". If you're regularly ordering chilled products to be delivered to you then you might end up with quite a few packs of Thermogard over time.
People are concerned that putting the gel down the drain will clog it up, or the gel will flow into the ocean and damage the environment. Others want to know if they can recycle the plastic casing, as more people are wanting to reduce their carbon footprint.
NB: If in doubt about whether Thermogard plastic casing can go in your recycling bin, you can check the Thermogard recycling code against your bin requirements. The Thermogard recycling code is Number 7.
The ingredients in Thermogard Gel have actually been used for many years in nurseries as a moisture retention method that absorb water and release it slowly as required. It is a chemically inert product which means it will have no mineral effect to the soil.
Of course, there are always other uses for your Thermogard gel ice packs and you may not have to throw these away! Thermogard gel ice packs can be used over and over again - we recommend reusing these for picnics, camping trips, sports events, or whenever you need to keep something cool. Our Ice packs last twice as long as bags of ice and are far less messy, with no water leakage or damage to your chilled items.