Plastic Food Pouches Put in Garbage Cart/Bin Yogurt Tubes Cannot Be Recycled Yogurt tubes usually aren’t recyclable due to the type of plastic they contain. Plastic Soup & Rice Packaging Cannot Be Recycled 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 like the ones from Squooshi or the reusable pouches from 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.