#5 PLASTICS RECYCLING: PRESERVEPRODUCTS.ORG AND WHOLE FOODS HAVE DROP OFFS NOW
Not all plastics can be recycled. In fact, most yogurt cups and other polypropylene #5 plastics, unless they’re reused, end up in the landfill since so few municipalities accept them. It’s a shame considering so much of our food arrives in #5s including packaging for cottage cheese, hummus, medicine, ice cream and take-out containers. Preserveproducts.com offers solutions for recycling items like toothbrushes and razor handles…you mail them in with a printable postage-paid mailer. They are also now offering drop off locations at Whole Foods Stores
‘Gimme 5’ recycling program:
Products packaged in #5 plastic are sold widely, but #5 is not recycled in most communities. By recycling your #5 plastic through the Gimme 5 program, you are saving plastic from being sent to landfills, keeping the plastic local by recycling it here in the USA, and you are powering Preserve by helping us transform your recyclables into new Preserve products.
You have two ways to Gimme 5: