Plastic Food Pouches Put in Garbage Cart/Bin Yogurt Tubes Are Not Recyclable Yogurt tubes usually aren’t recyclable due to the type of plastic they contain and how difficult it is to clean them. Plastic Soup & Rice Packaging Is Not Recyclable Instant soup and instant rice bags are often made from layers of mixed plastic and aluminum materials, which makes them difficult to recycle. Toss them in the garbage. Ways to Reduce Purchase Reusable Food Pouches Reduce the impact disposable food pouches have on the environment by purchasing reusable food pouches such as these from Squooshi or these by Little Green Pouch, which are BPA-free and dishwasher safe. Make Soup From Scratch Make soup from scratch to reduce packaging waste. You can also make your own soup spice mix from scratch. Jars of ready-to-make soup are convenient and also make great gifts — check out these ideas from Pinterest to get started. Buy Soup Mix in Bulk Buy soup mixes or ingredients from the bulk section of the grocery store to save money and reduce packaging waste.