Gear Junkie: Checking out the biodegradable ReCool disposable cooler |

Gear Junkie: Checking out the biodegradable ReCool disposable cooler

Styrofoam coolers are a waste of money and a drag on the environment. But each year millions are sold at gas stations and grocery stores to people needing ad hoc cold storage on the go.

Cooler brand Igloo this month announced a new option. Its ReCool disposable cooler is made with biodegradable materials. The aim is to displace single-use Styrofoam coolers around the U.S. and the world.

The design is simple, including a large open area for ice and side handles to carry. A lid with cup-holder slots attaches to the top.

Igloo touts the cardboard-like coolers can keep ice for hours. They won’t wet through and can hold up to 75 pounds.

For more on this product, visit Stephen Regenold is the founder and writes about outdoors gear for Gear Junkie.

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