The program makes recycling plastic containers, usually food containers, with the #5 stamped on the bottom, easier by accepting clean containers at participating Whole Foods Markets. Most residential recycling programs only accept #1 and #2 plastics. While #5 plastics are recyclable, it hasn’t always been easy to find a place to take them, until now.
Preserve Gimme 5 accepts the following for recycling:
· Clean plastic with a #5 stamp in it.
· Preserve products
· Brita pitcher water filters.
The program is beginning in limited areas at first. To see if a Whole Foods in your area is participating in the Gimme 5 program, click here.
Those who don’t have the program in their area yet, have the option of sending their #5 plastics to Preserve, although you have to pay the postage.