I purchased this box for my high school aged daughter as gift, so she could decide if she would like it as an ongoing subscription. She loved all of the products, but asked me not to subscribe due to the amount of plastic waste. The items are packaged in a branded cardboard box, sent inside a plastic bubble mailer, and the individual items were bubble wrapped, even though there was no chance of breakage. The cardboard box is recyclable, but not the plastic. The younger generation is very aware of how wasteful our society is, and I was super proud of her for the observation. Sadly, though the items were great, we wont be subscribing.